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The Cost of Chronic Illness: a Financial Primer

Apr 10

Join us on April 10th at 1pm ET (10am PT) for this informative webinar on managing the cost of your chronic illness.


Managing the cost of care is complex and daunting. Let us break it down for you. Join us for this informative webinar as financial navigator, Clara Lambert, and Executive Director, Terry Wilcox, walk you through a practical guide to managing the financial aspects of your illness.

This webinar will explore:

> The Real Cost of Living: There is no “home-economics” taught in America anymore. We’ll present a practical guide to managing money.

> Affording your Disease: how can you anticipate what your diagnosis is going to cost you?

> Financial Help for Patients: There are resources available to help pay care costs. Here’s how to find them and how you can qualify for them?

> Finances for your Caregiver: Familial caregivers do the majority of long-term care work. How do you set them up with the best tools for success as your caregiver?


Clara Lambert
Oncology Financial Navigator

Clara Lambert is one of the founding Oncology Financial Navigators for the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City, Michigan. She has been influential in the development of the role over the past four and one half years at her cancer center, having worked in insurance verification, financial counseling, and the revenue cycle prior to that. She obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration: Integrated Professional Studies – Business/Health/Technology from Davenport University in 2015. Clara is an active member of the ACCC (Association of Community Cancer Centers) Education Committee and is the current Chair of the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network (FAN) Advisory Committee, she has spoken at FAN meetings and is currently working with the Advisory Committee to revise and enhance education for financial advocacy.

Carolanne Monteleone – Author, Business Owner, and Professional Patient 

Carolanne Monteleone is a writer, business owner, and a professional patient. Carolanne was diagnosed in April of 2013 with gastroparesis, her main diagnosis, and is feeding tube dependent, which means she requires constant care. Over the years, she has become an advocate for patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities through her work with various patient advocacy organizations including G-PACT, The Mighty, and Patients Rising. Carolanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and hopes to use that knowledge to change the laws surrounding healthcare and provide a better experience for all people coping chronic health issues.


Terry Wilcox
Co-Founder & Executive Director @Patients Rising

A passionate advocate for patients with cancer and other serious diseases, Terry Wilcox is Executive Director of Patients Rising, a non-profit patient education and advocacy organization that helps patients get access to essential diagnostics and the treatments they need. Terry and her team engage the patient community, along with physicians, health policy experts and allied healthcare professions, to develop realistic, solution-oriented discussions so those with life-threatening and chronic diseases will have a voice in shaping policies that will improve access to quality care.

Space is limited. Register NOW and get expert advice to help you take back control of your life.

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