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.

  • Help for Prescription Drug PricesMarch 18, 2016
    Help for Prescription Drug Prices

    Most of us have seen the negative press about certain drug companies hiking their prices on prescription medications. The news is full of reports of rising prescription drug prices. Medical Billing Advocates of America’s personal friend, Mr. Ralph Nader, is leading a successful campaign to raise awareness of the plight of millions of Americans who…

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  • Wellness to Help Keep Healthcare Costs LowFebruary 17, 2016
    Wellness to Help Keep Healthcare Costs Low

    In January 2016, data revealed that the U.S. has topped $3 trillion dollars in healthcare spending. Americans are feeling the brunt of that statistic directly. We know there are vital steps we can take to ultimately keep our healthcare spending as low as possible. Request an itemized statement of billed charges and look for errors and…

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  • A Wellness Strategy Might Help Keep Healthcare Costs LowFebruary 10, 2016
    A Wellness Strategy Might Help Keep Healthcare Costs Low

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This statement is true in so many ways, and this idea could help keep healthcare costs low for many individuals. It’s always better to take good care of ourselves so that we might avoid health ailments in the future. The cost of…

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  • Real Life Medical Bill Stories: Unexpected Out-of-Network ChargesDecember 21, 2015
    Real Life Medical Bill Stories: Unexpected Out-of-Network Charges

    Almost a year ago, I began being plagued with a recurrent medical condition that sent me to the doctor every few weeks. During most of my visits, I had to have lab work done. The provider, who was part of my health insurance plan network, would use an in-network laboratory for my lab work, and…

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