Kayoko 'Ky' Corbet

Patient Advocacy & Beyond, LLC
Kayoko 'Ky'
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Kayoko 'Ky' Corbet

Patient Advocacy & Beyond, LLC
Advocate Location
Ellicott City , MD 21043
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Insurance & Billing
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
Comprehensive Healthcare Navigation and Decision-Making Support: I assist you in navigating the complex intersections of healthcare delivery and insurance bureaucracy. I clarify your situation, provide you with high-quality information, and help you make the best treatment decisions, ensuring they align with your best interests and insurance policies.

Advocacy and Coordination in All Aspects of Care: I liaise with healthcare providers and insurance companies to maximize your benefits in accordance with your rights. I coordinate care among specialists so that nothing falls through the cracks, and you will enjoy safe and optimal care tailored to your preferences.

Logistical and Emotional Support through Medical Challenges: By managing the administrative and logistical aspects of both medical care and insurance/billing concerns, I alleviate stress for you and your family, allowing you to concentrate more on recovery and less on bureaucracy.

For the clients I serve, I also collaborate with expert colleagues in insurance prior authorization, denial appeals and reimbursement management.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is In-Person Services: Available in Howard County, the DC Metro, or the Greater Baltimore area. Virtual Services: Accessible nationwide via email, video conference, and audio phone.
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
My journey into patient advocacy began unexpectedly. Despite leading a healthy life, I faced a sudden health crisis in my early 30s. The ordeal, particularly its aftermath, exposed the stark vulnerabilities patients often experience. This profound realization spurred a pivotal change in my career. Determined never to feel powerless again, I embarked on a path of empowerment through nursing education. During my training, I discovered a deeper purpose: advocating for and empowering others, extending beyond my personal experiences.

I cherished the opportunity to directly impact my patients' lives in oncology, critical care, and medical-surgical nursing at two hospitals. However, as the focus of healthcare increasingly shifted towards profit and electronic records, the essence of patient care seemed to fade, leading to professional burnout. Seeking a change, I ventured into home health and delved into Healthcare Informatics. Yet, the aspiration to advocate for and empower people persisted, unfulfilled, until 2017. That year marked a significant turn when I embraced the role of Independent Patient Advocacy. This transition revitalized my career and aligned perfectly with my passion. Though navigating the intricacies of running a business was challenging, the fulfillment of making a tangible difference in my clients' lives has been immeasurably rewarding.
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Formal Education
M.A. in Communications, Penn State University, 1995
B.S. in Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
M.S. in Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland, 2012
Language Proficiency
  • Japanese
Faith Experience
  • Buddhism
Additional Skills
I am familiar with a broad range of cultures.

In addition, I am certified in the Wahls protocol and able to share my knowledge and help regarding evidence-based diet and lifestyle interventions with my clients.
Professional Affiliations
Patient Advocate Board Certification, 2018 - present

Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, 2017 - present
National Association of Healthcare Advocacy, 2018 - present
HealthAdvocateX, 2020 - present