— Peter Pompei, MD (bio)
Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Medical Director at Lytton Gardens
— V.L. Patient Family
— Susan Platte, NHA
Administrator, Saratoga Retirement Community
— L.B. Patient Family
— I.G. Patient
Health related decisions are stressful and often have large financial consequences. You deserve to know how much each option will cost you.
Because of the complexity of medical billing, medical professionals are typically unable to tell you how much a procedure, treatment, or course of care will cost. This is not due to neglect. Even the most conscientious doctors can't keep up with the sweeping changes to our medical system. So, who can you ask?
Our mission is to assist individuals and their caregivers in making the best healthcare decisions given their finances and insurance coverage.
Rockfish offers tools to help you estimate your out of pocket expenses after medical insurance reimbursement.
Our tools been been built with help from practicing physicians and staff from:
Many patients are not ready to go home when they are discharged from the hospital. They still need medical attention, but no longer require the acute care offered in a hospital setting. Rockfish helps patients and their care-givers find suitable facilities for their sub-acute care needs, often Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs).
This process is stressful because it happens in a hospital and because patients feel like they are being rushed to a decision. This is because insurance companies are eager to avoid expensive hospital stays whenever necessary and hospitals are motivated to discharge patients quickly to make beds available for new admissions.
The lack of credible and unbiased information about long-term care leads to decisions that are unnecessarily costly for one's health and finances. Rockfish provides relevant and up-to-date information all in one place, to save patients and their families from having to piece information together under pressure.