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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 an Advocate Can Help You Save Money on Medical Bills
March 14, 2014
How an Advocate Can Help You Save Money on Medical Bills

Wading through the abundance of options when it comes to healthcare is overwhelming when you factor in things such as selecting a provider, obtaining referrals, and keeping track of follow-up appointments. Add an astronomical bill to the mix, and you have yourself a full-fledged headache. There is a desperate need for change when it comes…

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Medical Billing Errors Can Make Your Life a Nightmare
March 7, 2014
Medical Billing Errors Can Make Your Life a Nightmare

Medical Billing Errors Can Make Your Life a Nightmare Medical billing errors are likely to affect anyone who has been to a doctor or medical facility for any complaint, injury or checkup. These medical billing errors often are due to simple human error. The end result can cost you thousands and will go beyond what…

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Why is the “Trauma Activation Fee” so Outrageous?
March 4, 2014
Why is the “Trauma Activation Fee” so Outrageous?

The Trauma Fee Nightmare When a traumatic event occurs, you want the best health care money can buy. However, you expect the cost of that care to be fair and reasonable. Former trauma patients are seeing a hefty fee on their medical bills simply for coming through the medical facility doors. This “trauma activation fee”…

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Pat Palmer Featured on Fox Business on Billing Overcharges
February 25, 2014
Pat Palmer Featured on Fox Business on Billing Overcharges

Fox Business has recently featured Pat Palmer in a news article written by Donna Fuscaldo, entitled “How to Spot Medical Billing Errors“. In the article, Pat shares her tips on medical bills, why they’re overcharged, and ways to go about fighting the bills. Her expertise is accompanied by Lisa Zamosky, health reform expert from WebMD….

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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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