CMH Offers Class for Cancer Patients on Getting Control of Cancer Treatment Bills

March 22, 2013
Santa Paula News

Community Memorial Hospitalís Cancer Resource Center is offering a free class on Monday, April 15, to help insured cancer patients and their families understand their insurance benefits and assure they are being billed correctly by hospitals, doctors and labs.

Wendy Gorrell, a certified public accountant and cancer survivor, along with Jody Giacopuzzi, a licensed clinical social worker, will conduct the class. Wendy learned by experience how to keep the financial stress under control while undergoing cancer treatment and will share that knowledge.

The class will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the CMH Cancer Resource Center. Teaching points include:

* Understanding† your Explanation of Benefits (EOBís)

* Not to paying more than required

* What to keep and for how long

* How to organize your medical bills and information

* Dispute resolution techniques

The Cancer Resource Center is located at 2900 Loma Vista Road, Suite 105, in Ventura. For more information or to RSVP, call 805/652-5459.

Community Memorial Hospital is a member of Community Memorial Health System, a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 11 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.

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