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Common Medical Billing Mistakes – Part II
May 22, 2015
Common Medical Billing Mistakes – Part II

Mistakes are common—no one is perfect. But just because a mistake is made by someone else doesn’t mean that you have to suffer the consequences. This is especially true in the case of medical billing mistakes. More and more people are suffering because of these billing mistakes and sometimes it’s even costing them their life savings. You…

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Common Medical Billing Mistakes – Part I
May 14, 2015
Common Medical Billing Mistakes – Part I

Being a patient in the hospital can be a scary experience; even a so-called routine procedure can raise your blood pressure. We definitely appreciate the hospital staff for taking care of our health, especially if we’re in a life or death situation. During a medical emergency, you might even say that there is no price you can put…

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Tips to Avoid Major Medical Debt
May 5, 2015
Tips to Avoid Major Medical Debt

Medical debt is one of the top causes of bankruptcy in the U.S.; more Americans than ever before are falling victim to exorbitant medical bills. In fact, it is estimated that one in five U.S. citizens owes a substantial amount of debt to healthcare providers. Is there any way to avoid major medical debt? Educate…

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Healthcare Advocacy – A Growing Industry
April 22, 2015
Healthcare Advocacy – A Growing Industry

The healthcare advocacy industry started in the 1970’s during the patient’s rights movement. Because of this movement, in 1972 the American Hospital Association adopted the Patient Bill of Rights. In the beginning, patient advocacy involved naming patient advocates or representatives for patients who were in the hospital for long periods of time. Those who were in particular need…

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Medical Bills – The Number One Fear of Retirees
April 20, 2015
Medical Bills – The Number One Fear of Retirees

When you think about your retirement years, what do you see? Many people imagine being able to do all the things they’ve wanted to do but couldn’t. Perhaps they were busy raising a family or had a job they couldn’t get away from. A lot of people simply can’t afford to do everything they want…

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Outsourcing vs. In-House Medical Billing
March 24, 2015
Outsourcing vs. In-House Medical Billing

A major question facing every medical practice is whether or not to outsource their medical billing. Why is this considered to be a major issue? What are the differences between outsourcing and in-house medical billing? What are the pros and cons of each? What They Mean: Outsourcing and In-house Billing A medical practice’s cash flow…

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Waste in Healthcare
March 10, 2015
Waste in Healthcare

The waste seen in the U.S. healthcare industry cannot be reduced to simply one problem. It is, instead, a wide range of issues which indicate that the healthcare system’s health is in need of as much of a checkup and overhaul as any health-related issue it hopes to address. What exactly are the problems with…

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New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing
March 4, 2015
New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing

In the midst of many public complaints about the high costs of healthcare in the U.S., there are new hospital policies that are affecting healthcare pricing. Keeping current on these hospital policies helps consumers understand what protections and rights they are allowed as well as any controversies about the policies.   Disclosure Policy on How…

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How to Respond to the Denial of Your Health Claim
February 27, 2015
How to Respond to the Denial of Your Health Claim

The word “denial” is a tough one to swallow, particularly when it applies to your health insurance claim. However, just because your health insurance carrier denies your claim does not mean you do not have any other options. Here are some helpful tips on how to respond to a claim denial, which could increase your…

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Tips to Prevent Receiving an Unexpected Large Hospital Bill
February 20, 2015
Tips to Prevent Receiving an Unexpected Large Hospital Bill

Financial debt is a devastating problem in the U.S. that can cause a domino effect of other financial problems, such as credit card debt, bad credit and sometimes even personal bankruptcy. Receiving an unexpected large hospital bill in the mail can lead you into financial debt quickly. As a consumer you can take steps toward…

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