The Friday Five 9.27.19
How to keep track of your medical records (and why it’s important after a car accident)
If you think trying to figure out medical bills after insurance payments and copays is difficult, try attempting to gather your medical records. Not only is keeping track of health documents extremely important in instances of serious medical issues, it is also what will make or break a car accident claim. (See #3 to learn why). This article on how to keep track of your medical records is extremely helpful. Tips include utilizing patient portals and finding out which company harbors the records (hint: it may not be the same company that treated you). The article also stresses the importance of making sure you keep records organized once you do receive them, along with suggestions on how to do just that.
Netflix’s new “Remind Me” feature lets you know when a new episode has arrived
With streaming services so popular now, it is easy to get sucked into some really good shows on Netflix. Trying to remember when a new episode or season of your favorite show is released is a pain, which is why Netflix created the “Remind Me” feature on some shows and movies. According to this article, you’ll be able to click “remind me” and receive notifications on a device of your choice.
Why medical records are so important in a car accident case
In order for the insurance company to compensate you for the injuries you sustained in an accident, they must have proof that you were actually hurt and how much those injuries cost. Without proper medical records, it is very difficult to get them to pay, and unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just showing up at your doctor’s office and asking them to make copies of your chart. Most insurance companies require that records and bills be certified and include the corresponding CPT codes, or Current Procedural Terminology codes, that are used to report medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures and services to entities such as physicians, health insurance companies and accreditation organizations. The codes identify exactly which treatments took place and often, the insurance company will only compensate for the treatment that they have CPT codes for. If it seems daunting to try and gather these records yourself simply in order to get your medical bills paid for by the insurance company, you are right. It is often difficult, which is why it is smart to enlist a personal injury attorney to do it for you and make sure that there is no money left on the table.
Start to record video on your iPhone but realize it’s too dark? Brighten it while filming!
Have you ever started taking a video on your iPhone while outside in the bright sun, only to go inside and discover that it’s too dark? This article teaches iPhone users how to brighten the video while or before recording, without interrupting the video shoot. It’s a great tip to learn since the iPhone camera does not allow you to brighten a video after it has been recorded (granted, there are 3rd party editing apps that can do it, but that’s extra work!)
How to teach your kids to think like a business owner
Not every kid wants to own their own business when they grow up, but it is still helpful to teach them to think like entrepreneurs, so they respect money and the value of time. This article on how to teach your kids to think like businesspeople suggests that encouraging creativity and having frequent brainstorming sessions will get the juices flowing on when it comes to figuring out ways to make money. Sharing life lessons with your kids and helping them find a mentor is also extremely helpful. Being business owners, we like to feel we have instilled in Nathan a streak of the entrepreneurial spirit which we hope he carries with him into adulthood. It’s great to hear him give me advice and opinions on what decision he would make about the business if he were in my shoes. It’s a great bonding experience for us.