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10 Things to Know Before Your Doctor’s Appointment or Hospital Visit
May 27, 2014
10 Things to Know Before Your Doctor’s Appointment or Hospital Visit

It has been estimated that hospitals in the U.S. overcharge their patients by about $10 billion every year. Tens of thousands of patients are paying markups of 100 or even 1,000 percent annually without even realizing it. Don’t let yourself fall into this trap—follow the steps below to dodge unnecessary charges and only pay what…

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How to Get Medical Help When You’re Uninsured
March 20, 2014
How to Get Medical Help When You’re Uninsured

What an overwhelming feat it is to confront medical issues head on, especially if you’re one of the millions of Americans without health insurance. Vast differences can be seen in health and overall quality of life when comparing individuals with and without insurance. Too often, individuals feel as if their health is largely dependent on…

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8 Common Claim Denials and How to Appeal Them
February 12, 2014
8 Common Claim Denials and How to Appeal Them

When your health insurance claims are denied, it is well worth your while to contest your insurer. According to the Department of Labor, one claim in seven made under employer health plans is denied. However, if you appeal your insurer’s denials, you have about a 50/50 chance of winning. Sometimes, the denial stems simply from…

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