What You Should Know Before Hiring A Medical Billing Advocate

What You Should Know Before Hiring A Medical Billing Advocate

You’ve seen the medical bill and you know something looks off. You’re being charged too much by your provider or you’re unclear as to what you’re actually being charged for. You don’t feel comfortable talking to the billing staff about it, so what do you do? Contact a medical billing advocate! Patient billing advocates look over your medical bills to identify error and negotiate on your behalf. These advocates can reduce what you owe and save you a lot of money, but there are a few things you should know before you hire one. What exactly does a medical billing…
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Cracking The Medical Bill Mystery: How To Understand And Negotiate Your Medical Bills

Cracking The Medical Bill Mystery: How To Understand And Negotiate Your Medical Bills

John Quincy Adams once said, “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” Well, I definitely need a little magic in my life because I have very little patience OR perseverance when it comes to deciphering my medical bills.  Here’s the thing. As patients, we all know that medical bills are too complicated, but the healthcare industry realizes our pain. Many hospitals have held regular focus groups, offer online payment portals, and are embracing patient payment plans. The effort is definitely being made, but the road to a patient-centered medical billing experience is a…
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Think Like A Millennial: Marketing To Young Patients

Think Like A Millennial: Marketing To Young Patients

I will never forget the time I ran into one of my doctors at Whole Foods. This time a year ago, actually. I was perusing through overpriced wine and cheese when I turned a corner and there she was. I had seen her face to face in her office three times at that point, and I knew I liked her right away, given our shared love of dogs and exercising.  I greeted her with a big smile and asked about a recent half marathon she had run. She stared at me wide-eyed for a few seconds too long before responding.…
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Radiology Partners - An HonorCare Success Story

Our team recently sat down with Aaron Maier, Database Analyst at Radiology Partners, to discuss the results he has seen after offering patients HonorCare.  Radiology Partners is a multi-state hospital-based practice in El Segundo, CA, with more than 350 radiologists serving approximately 280 hospitals and outpatient centers nationwide. They offer diagnostic and interventional radiology services, with on-site and remote leads by local radiologists. Rad Partners have been offering their patients HonorCare as an affordable patient payment plan since 2015.  Once HonorCare was implemented into their billing process, Rad Partners saw results right away. It streamlined payment processes for the company…
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How My Family Negotiated Over $5,000 In Medical Bills

How My Family Negotiated Over $5,000 In Medical Bills

I’ve worked for a medical billing software company for almost a year now and I’ve learned a thing or two about navigating the complexities of the nation’s medical issues. Not until recently did I ever believe I’d apply some of those skills to real life.   Enter the seemingly healthy family of four. My direct family – including my mother, father, older brother, and myself – are incredibly lucky in that we have been generally healthy our entire lives… with the exception of the occasional emergency hospital visit (my brother was very accident-prone in his teenaged years.) But over the past…
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