3 STEPS TO AVOID MEDICAL BILL PROBLEMS

3 STEPS TO AVOID MEDICAL BILL PROBLEMS

While having health insurance is the first step towards protecting yourself from medical bills, you need to monitor the process to ensure the integrity of your financial status. Here are 3 easy steps to follow to achieve that goal: 1. Use your health insurance portal...
5 Tips for Finding the Best Prescription Drug Prices

5 Tips for Finding the Best Prescription Drug Prices

How do I find out how much a prescription will cost? No healthcare cost seems to increase faster than the cost of prescription drugs. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, prescription drug spending outpaced spending in other areas of...
Understanding Health Insurance Terminology

Understanding Health Insurance Terminology

Health Insurance Basics Even with the changes in the health care laws, what is covered by a health insurance policy is difficult to understand. In order to avoid medical debt that can result from improperly billed or processed medical claims, you need to have a basic...
How Does Medicare Cover Hospital Stays?

How Does Medicare Cover Hospital Stays?

Medicare coverage for hospital stays can be confusing. In order to understand what costs you might be responsible for, you need to understand a number of administrative factors. 1. In-patient vs. Out-patient A hospital stay is classified as either in-patient or...
3 STEPS TO AVOID MEDICAL BILL PROBLEMS

Medical Billing 101: Levels of Service

In an effort to help MEDucate patients about some of the basics of their health insurance benefits, here is an overview of how doctors bill their office visits. The cost of a visit to a doctor is dependent on a variety of factors: Is this a consultation? Is this a new...
Copays Aren’t Just for Office Visits Anymore

Copays Aren’t Just for Office Visits Anymore

Almost everyone is now familiar with copays. These are the flat fee charges that insurance companies require that patients pay each time they have a visit a doctor. When copays were first instituted, they applied only when a patient actually saw a doctor. Now these...