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Springtime Health Pit Falls to Avoid
March 21, 2017
Springtime Health Pit Falls to Avoid

Spring is the time of year when everything is fresh and new. Life springs back into the picture and people want to be outside in it. But be aware of some potential health pit falls that tend to occur this time of year. Take steps to help keep yourself and your loved ones out of…

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When You Should Talk to a Medical Billing Advocate
February 7, 2017
When You Should Talk to a Medical Billing Advocate

Medical Billing Advocates of America helps educate the public about the gargantuan issue of abusive medical billing practices. Americans have been the victims of error-laden medical billing, whether intentional or not, for far too long. You will likely need to seek healthcare services at some time. Do you know when you should talk to a…

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The Most Expensive Health Conditions in the U.S.
January 9, 2017
The Most Expensive Health Conditions in the U.S.

If you are an American adult who is responsible for your own healthcare costs, you know that the price of healthcare in the U.S. can be astounding. The average healthcare cost per individual hit $10,345 according to reports from the Associated Press in July 2016. The national healthcare expenditure topped $3.35 trillion last year. What…

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Choosing Between Care and Commodities
May 18, 2016
Choosing Between Care and Commodities

This is a situation that one of our employees is currently experiencing here at Medical Billing Advocates of America. Even with health insurance, many Americans are facing a difficult problem when it comes to healthcare: choosing between care and commodities. I recently starting having unusual symptoms that sent me to my general practitioner. After answering…

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Real Life Medical Bill Stories: Preventing Out-of-Network Charges
November 3, 2015
Real Life Medical Bill Stories: Preventing Out-of-Network Charges

In a recent blog post, I shared an experience I had with a local hospital who wanted a lump sum of money up front for services that had yet to be rendered when I had a health insurance plan that covered the procedure at 100%. Here, I will share more of that same experience with…

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Real Life Medical Bill Stories: Paying Before Receiving Care
October 28, 2015
Real Life Medical Bill Stories: Paying Before Receiving Care

I have been fortunate enough to be armed with vital knowledge through Medical Billing Advocates of America of how to protect myself from erroneous charges and unreasonable prices on my medical bills. Last week, I found myself in an increasingly common situation in which everyone in the U.S. should be aware of. This particular occurrence…

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Exorbitant Out-of-Network Charges Detailed in New Report
October 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 Procedures
October 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 Time
October 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 Bills
September 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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