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.

  • 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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  • Could Biosimilars Help Save on Prescription Costs?June 28, 2016
    Could Biosimilars Help Save on Prescription Costs?

    Especially in an election year in which Americans’ finances are a hot topic, the cost of pharmaceuticals is all over the news. Likewise, every now and then, the topic of Biosimilars is raised by the media. This type of medical product can be used as a substitute for some Biologic drugs and offers hope for…

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  • Choosing Between Care and CommoditiesMay 18, 2016
    Choosing Between Care and Commodities

    This is a situation that one of our employees is currently experiencing here at Medical Billing Advocates of America. Even with health insurance, many Americans are facing a difficult problem when it comes to healthcare: choosing between care and commodities. I recently starting having unusual symptoms that sent me to my general practitioner. After answering…

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