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.

  • The Early Days of Pat and MRSJuly 17, 2014
    The Early Days of Pat and MRS

    From Basement to a 20k Square Foot Facility As we continue recognizing the 20 year business anniversary of Medical Recovery Services, we want to share more with you, our readers, clients, fellow advocates and supporters, on what it was like for Pat Palmer and her family to embark on this incredible journey from “hometown hero”…

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  • Hospital Corporation of America Announces Trauma Activation Fee Discount for the UninsuredApril 9, 2014
    Hospital Corporation of America Announces Trauma Activation Fee Discount for the Uninsured

    Hospital Corporation of America – one of the world’s largest for-profit operators of healthcare facilities – has announced that it will give a “discount” on its notorious “trauma activation” fees, but only to patients who are uninsured. According to Stephen Ecenia, an attorney for HCA, a “100 percent” discount will be given to these patients….

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  • ABC Tampa Story on Trauma Activation FeesMarch 11, 2014
    ABC Tampa Story on Trauma Activation Fees

    WFTS ABC Tampa Bay has aired a two-part series on trauma activation fees in the state of Florida which features Pat Palmer of Medical Billing Advocates of America and Medical Recovery Services. Adam Walser reported this feature story, entitled ‘I-Team: Emergency Charges Questioned After 2012 Auto Crash’. Walser teamed with Tampa Bay Times to research…

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  • Los Angeles Times Article Featuring Pat PalmerMarch 5, 2014
    Los Angeles Times Article Featuring Pat Palmer

    The Los Angeles Times has recently published an article featuring Pat Palmer of Medical Billing Advocates of America entitled “When Insurers Don’t Pay for Surgery“, written by Lisa Zamosky. The article tells the story of a man who was denied payment from his health insurance for a necessary surgery which previously had been approved, but…

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