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.

  • 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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  • Healthcare Costs in Retirement – Medicare, Retiree Plans and Individual PlansAugust 31, 2015
    Healthcare Costs in Retirement – Medicare, Retiree Plans and Individual Plans

    You’ve dreamed of it most of your working life – retirement. Your retirement years should be filled with rest, relaxation and activities you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time. You’ve planned financially since you were a young adult. Now that it’s here, unfortunately, you might be worried that you don’t have quite…

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  • Take Control of Your Prescription Drug CostsAugust 7, 2015
    Take Control of Your Prescription Drug Costs

    What if a cure for a life-threatening disease was within your reach, as long as you could afford the hefty price tag? The famous political and consumer activist Ralph Nader referred to prescription drug costs as “pay-or-die drug prices” in a 2014 article. This might sound harsh to many, but when you think about it,…

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