Elite PT Dec. 2017

How to Prepare

for Health Care Changes

Ask your provider, “What am I going to owe?” You have the right to ask your provider this question. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself and find out the details so you can know what to expect. Know what your deductible and copays are. Unfortunately, deductibles are all too common and often very high. Be prepared by making a plan to pay your deductible if you receive any health care services at the beginning of the year. Also be aware of copays and coinsurance costs. Ask us. We can help you. Our staff is not only here to provide the best in physical therapy services. We’re here to help you through some of the more challenging parts of health care. We may be able to answer some of your questions and point you toward resources. Call your representatives and senators. Some important impacts to your health care, like the therapy cap for Medicare, are still being debated in Congress. You have an opportunity to

While it’s common to wait until the new year to start resolutions, if you’ve had a nagging injury or pain, right now might be the best time to take care of it. Chances are you’ve met your deductible for the year. It might be a good time for a tuneup or evaluation of a lingering issue. If you’re unsure about the status of your health insurance, it’s time to find out. With the new year just around the corner, it’s important to be aware of what’s happening with your health insurance. Unfortunately, deductibles, copays, and coinsurances are going up for some people. Getting hit with a bill you aren’t expecting is no way to start the year. The smart consumer knows what insurance does and doesn’t pay, particularly at the beginning of the year. You might know your current insurance guidelines, but if there are any changes, find out about them before you’re surprised by a bill.

speak up. Call your representatives and senators to make your voice heard. You can also ask us at Elite PT for updates on the status of the cap and even how to make contact. We’re here for your health, and we want you to be your best in 2018. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Here are some ways to know your health care coverage in the new year.

Have A Laugh!

Holiday Star Cookies

Looking for something a little lighter to eat during the holiday season? Try these paleo-friendly star cookies!

Ingredients •

2½ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

5 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions 1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. 2. In a small bowl, mix coconut oil, agave, and vanilla. 3. Mix wet ingredients into dry. 4. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper until ¼ inch thick. 5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

6. Remove top piece of parchment paper and dust dough with almond flour. 7. Cut out cookies with a small star cutter. 8. Using a metal spatula, place stars on a parchment-lined baking sheet. 9. Bake at 350 F until edges are lightly browned, 5–8 minutes.

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Recipe inspired by elanaspantry.com/star-cookies


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