The MBAA Blog

The MBAA blog contains an ongoing list of posts meant to provide professional insight into the current events, of the medical billing world, as well as advocacy. Here, Pat Palmer and the MBAA staff will share up-to-date information and thoughts on current events in the industry.

  • Decoding Your Medical BillOctober 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 2017September 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 AuthorizationAugust 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 CareAugust 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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