Jan. 21, 2022

What About What I Want?

What About What I Want?
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If you’ve ever felt like your healthcare providers were dismissive of your knowledge and preferences when it comes to making the decisions about your treatment, then this episode is for you! 

In this episode, learn about shared-decision making in medicine, and how patients partner with their doctor to evaluate, understand, and decide on their own healthcare and treatment choices. 

Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, medical decision-making expert and author of the book, Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health discusses the benefits of having access to all potential medical outcomes and care options in order to make the right choice for you. This transparency gives patients individualized care and an ability to co-decide on medical treatments.

And learn about the No Surprises Act, a new law to protect you from surprise out-of-network bills. Legal expert Monica Bryant explains what patients should know about the law and how it will impact emergency care. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest


Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, Author  Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health

Jim Sliney Jr., Director of Patient Outreach


Dr. Miron Shatz’s book, Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health

Ted Talk by Baba Shiv

Factors Associated with Overuse of Health Care Within US Health Systems

NHS Predict Tool  

Surprised by a Medical Bill? Here’s What to Do

State Consumer Protection Agency 

Triage Cancer - State Laws 

No Surprises Act 

CMS - No Surprises Act Homepage

1-800-985-3059 - CMS Helpline for the No Surprises Act 

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