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.

  • It Pays to Comparison Shop for Healthcare CostsJuly 20, 2015
    It Pays to Comparison Shop for Healthcare Costs

    The wide array of healthcare costs witnessed all around the U.S. is evident if you ever decide to shop around for the price of a procedure. A colonoscopy might cost less than $1,000 at one facility and $4,000 at a neighboring facility. A hernia operation might cost you three times as much at one hospital…

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  • Loopholes Excuse Most Uninsured from Affordable Care Act MandateAugust 23, 2014
    Loopholes Excuse Most Uninsured from Affordable Care Act Mandate

    According to what we thought we knew about the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, those who are uninsured must purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty. The Affordable Care Act itself offers subsidy assistance for those with incomes between 100 and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in efforts to get consumers insured…

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  • Anniversary Events Prompt Reflection on 20 Years of ServiceJuly 31, 2014
    Anniversary Events Prompt Reflection on 20 Years of Service

    On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Pat Palmer, her daughters Candice Butcher and Christie Hudson, and the rest of the staff here at Medical Recovery Services celebrated two major milestones for our business. Founded by Pat and begun in the basement of her own home, MRS has continuously increased in the amount of staff we employ,…

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  • What Will Another 20 Years Hold?July 28, 2014
    What Will Another 20 Years Hold?

    Pat Palmer, founder and CEO of Medical Recovery Services and Medical Billing Advocates of America, did not realize how long her medical bill auditing and medical bill advocacy organizations would be in business when she began them in 1994 and 1997. But after 20 years of her business not just surviving, but thriving, she can…

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