Ensuring Access to Quality Medicare

Our Mission

The Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center supports the families and loved ones of older adults and people with disabilities. We’re dedicated to providing access to affordable health care through educational programs, interactive resources, and functional tools. Our team of experts helps current and future Medicare patients build their understanding of Medicare while navigating the complex system. With an active community of patients, experts, and health care providers, we support the elderly and disabled communities with community-based education and actionable solutions for Medicare to address your health care needs.

Facts
  • >2,000 Conversations with Medicare patients
  • >40 Experienced experts and health care providers
  • >50,000 Medicare plans, features, and benefits analyzed

Who We Are

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Our Team

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Kelly Blackwell: Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®

As a health care professional since 1987, Kelly Blackwell has walked alongside and cared for seniors as they journey through the season of their fourth quarter of life. Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Science in health care administration from Grand Canyon University, an interprofessional graduate certificate in palliative care from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and holds a Certified Senior Advisor® credential from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors.

Blackwell contributes to the University of Colorado-Anschutz blog and has been published in “The Human Touch” distributed by the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities. She cowrote “Dying Is” for Pathways Hospice.

A registered nurse, Blackwell understands health insurance choices influence quality of life and are driven by values, goals, and beliefs. She’s passionate about engaging with, educating, and empowering seniors as they navigate the health care system. She’s equipped to lend an experienced, compassionate voice to beneficiaries seeking information about Medicare Advantage Plans.

As a CSA®, Blackwell has access to valuable resources for Medicare beneficiaries. Her work as a bedside nurse and clinical manager has given her the opportunity to see how Medicare rules, regulations, and benefits work when patients need them. With a passion to learn and to make a difference in the lives of seniors, Blackwell supports seniors through Medicare and fourth-quarter life decisions.

Ron Elledge

Ron Elledge: Medicare consultant and expert, seniors advocate, and author

Ron Elledge is an accomplished Medicare agent, planner, and author. Elledge earned a bachelor’s degree in Bible theology from International Seminary and spent 30 years in pastoral ministry. He began his current career in insurance with a specialty in Medicare in 2008 and has since authored “Medicare Made Easy: What Expats, Frequent Travelers and You Need to Know” and is often a featured speaker at the International Living conferences. Elledge is a contributor to International Living, supporting Medicare beneficiaries with articles, podcasts, and Q&As.

“A licensed seniors market insurance agent in Arizona and New Mexico, Elledge has helped thousands decipher the intricacies of Medicare rules and regulations, enabling them to make educated selections for their health care needs. As a world traveler with his wife, Shelli, Elledge specializes in Medicare for expats and frequent travelers. He’s up to date with Medicare regulations, coverage options, and enrollment protocols and is fervent in his resolve to present trustworthy data on this confusing and often maligned program.

“By obtaining dependable details on how to read their Medicare options, recipients can plan for it correctly and make the best choices,” says Elledge. “These choices often make a huge financial and emotional difference in their futures. When Medicare is correctly utilized, it becomes a powerful financial and medical tool for all who qualify.”

Caren Lampitoc

Caren Lampitoc: Medicare consultant, AAPC National Advisory Board

Caren Lampitoc has worked in health care since 1982, beginning her career as a surgical technologist with the United States Navy. As a Navy hospital corpsman, she gained clinical experience in the operating room and surgical clinics. She then transitioned to the civilian world, studying at Montgomery College and working in doctors’ offices in various subspecialties as well as auditing and risk adjustment.

Lampitoc became a medical coder in 1999 and has served as an instructor and national speaker since 2006. She served on the AAPC National Advisory Board from 2015 to 2018, and her professional certifications included Certified Professional Coder/Physician, Certified Medical Auditor, and Certified Professional Biller.

Her passion is education and training as well as helping providers understand proper documentation and coding. Understanding Medicare policy is always part of the education for providers. Moving into her current position as a Medicare consultant brought her career full circle from clinical service to the office and now to the payer.

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Travis Price: Medicare consultant

Travis Price is a licensed independent health insurance agent specializing in Medicare private insurance programs, including Medicare Advantage and Part D drug plans. Price has been in the Medicare industry since 2004, first in South Carolina and now in the Traverse City, Michigan, area.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting from Baker College. Price has worked with hundreds of Medicare-eligible beneficiaries to ensure they get the best plan to fit their medical needs without forcing them to pay for coverage that is unnecessary, saving them hundreds of dollars per year in health insurance costs.

Price supports his clients as an advocate, informing Medicare beneficiaries of their options and answering questions. He’s an active Medicare and insurance contributor on LinkedIn, Quora, and YouTube.

 

Our Research

Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center tackles the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. Our goals are:

1. To serve as a Medicare counselor, advocate, and educator.

2. To provide fact-based, data-driven, expert-reviewed information about Medicare and your Medicare rights.

3. To advocate for and assist in finding actionable solutions to the health care coverage problems for those who need it the most.

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Our Work

All guides, resources, and content on our site have gone through the following rigorous process to make sure all the information on the site are accurate, up to date, and of the highest standard.

1. Fact checked by independent reviewers: All of the guides, resources, and content on Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center has been fact-checked by industry experts as well as third-party, unbiased researchers to ensure we provide accurate and fact-based information.

2. Written by experienced writers: All of the information on this site was written by writers with at least 10 years of writing experience in the industry. Writers are knowledgeable and have experience working with Medicare and Medicare patients.

3. All content is reviewed by experts for accuracy: Surfacing what is most important to those most in need isn’t enough. All information on this site is reviewed for medical and scientific accuracy.

4. Verified sources of information: All information has a source. At the Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center, all information has a reputable, accurate source, verified by our industry experts.

No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings that they have so carefully put away over a lifetime so that they might enjoy dignity in their later years. No longer will young families see their own incomes, and their own hopes, eaten away simply because they are carrying out their deep moral obligations to their parents, and to their uncles and their aunts.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON

36th President of the United States

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