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, the MBAA staff will share up-to-date information and thoughts on current events in the industry.

  • Exorbitant Out-of-Network Charges Detailed in New ReportOctober 19, 2015
    Exorbitant Out-of-Network Charges Detailed in New Report

    It seems that every week, the media reports more instances of patients being billed an exorbitant amount by an out-of-network provider, which likely came via a surprise medical bill. Far and wide, out-of-network providers are seemingly billing any amount they wish for their services. AHIP – America’s Health Insurance Plans – put out a report…

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  • Cost Variances for Healthcare ProceduresOctober 13, 2015
    Cost Variances for Healthcare Procedures

    Costs for medical procedures and services vary widely across the country. A recent study conducted by Castlight Health, Inc. sheds light on cost variances for healthcare procedures in different cities across the country. In this study, the 30 most populous cities were scrutinized for what some healthcare facilities charged for some common procedures and services. Middle-aged…

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  • Negotiate Your Healthcare Costs Ahead of TimeOctober 6, 2015
    Negotiate Your Healthcare Costs Ahead of Time

    We encourage all consumers to share your stories of inaccurate charges and unfair pricing on your medical bills so that we can share them anonymously with other consumers. Doing so has a two-fold effect: it helps others to see that they are not alone when they have been charged outrageous prices by a healthcare facility…

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  • Helpful Hints for Scrutinizing your Hospital BillsSeptember 22, 2015
    Helpful Hints for Scrutinizing your Hospital Bills

    Medical Billing Advocates of America has seen a lot of abusive billing practices in the healthcare industry in the past 20 years. From charges for teddy bears and boxes of tissues to double and even triple billing, the advocates at MBAA know what to look for when scrutinizing your hospital bills. The first important thing…

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