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Springtime Health Pit Falls to Avoid
March 21, 2017
Springtime Health Pit Falls to Avoid

Spring is the time of year when everything is fresh and new. Life springs back into the picture and people want to be outside in it. But be aware of some potential health pit falls that tend to occur this time of year. Take steps to help keep yourself and your loved ones out of…

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Personal Wellness to Reduce Healthcare Costs
February 21, 2017
Personal Wellness to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Medical Billing Advocates of America strives to educate the public on being proactive to help reduce their healthcare costs. Healthy living is sometimes overlooked as a means to keep green in your wallet. Try some of these beneficial methods to reduce healthcare costs while improving your quality of life. Reduce Stress It’s no secret that stress…

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Charity Care
January 18, 2017
Charity Care

Now more than ever, more individuals increasingly approach Medical Billing Advocates of America with a variation of this question: What do I do if I need care but can’t afford it? If medical care is absolutely necessary, you should receive it. Paying for it, especially if you are uninsured, is another issue. Several discounts exist…

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The Most Expensive Health Conditions in the U.S.
January 9, 2017
The Most Expensive Health Conditions in the U.S.

If you are an American adult who is responsible for your own healthcare costs, you know that the price of healthcare in the U.S. can be astounding. The average healthcare cost per individual hit $10,345 according to reports from the Associated Press in July 2016. The national healthcare expenditure topped $3.35 trillion last year. What…

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Will ACA Preventive Services be a Thing of the Past?
December 21, 2016
Will ACA Preventive Services be a Thing of the Past?

There are many greatly opposing viewpoints regarding the Affordable Care Act, but even many Americans who opposed the controversial healthcare law are enjoying the preventive services the ACA offers. Donald Trump, now President-elect of the U.S., has more than hinted at the possibility of doing away with the ACA. One of Trump’s primary campaign trail…

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Things to Know for Open Enrollment 2017
November 10, 2016
Things to Know for Open Enrollment 2017

It’s time for Open Enrollment 2017 and it has been talked about heavily in the media. Numerous media outlets reported prior to Open Enrollment that health insurance premiums might increase significantly. This was confirmed as Americans began to peruse the Marketplace site. Some Americans took to social media sites to show proof that their individual…

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Decoding Your Medical Bill
October 12, 2016
Decoding Your Medical Bill

If you have had a hospital stay or a medical procedure within the last decade, you know that the bill you receive tells you very little, giving you little chance of decoding your medical bill. You will see very clear information about the amount of money you owe, how to pay that money, and when it…

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Open Enrollment Approaching for 2017
September 15, 2016
Open Enrollment Approaching for 2017

Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching. If you already have a health insurance plan, this is your chance to make any changes. Those who do not carry health insurance may opt in for coverage during this time period. To enroll for 2017, you must sign up between November 1, 2016 and…

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Why Was My Health Insurance Claim Denied? Part One: Prior Authorization
August 22, 2016
Why Was My Health Insurance Claim Denied? Part One: Prior Authorization

Health insurance helps to cover healthcare costs, but problems are common when you need to have services covered. When you have your health insurance claim denied, the out-of-pocket expenses can be detrimental. Many procedures require a pre-authorization from your doctor. This tells your health insurer that the service is deemed medically necessary by your provider….

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Choosing the Right Type of Healthcare Facility: Emergency Room vs Urgent Care
August 8, 2016
Choosing the Right Type of Healthcare Facility: Emergency Room vs Urgent Care

We’ve all had ailments that have caused us to seek out expert medical advice and treatment. But with so many different types of healthcare facilities that exist, how do you know which type of facility is best for your particular problem? Some facilities are better suited for true emergencies. Others are better suited for urgent or…

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