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.

  • 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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  • 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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