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Combining High Tech with High Touch. The Cure for Harmful Medical Debt Collection Practices?
EVP and Co-Founder of RIP Medical Debt and patient advocate
"Having a world-class partner who will run each portfolio through their scoring mechanism, now we can be sure that each patient
Private Rooms Come With A Bigger Bill... Sometimes
America's leading healthcare consumer advocate
In addition, if you happen to be given a private room because there were no semi-private rooms available, you should NOT have been billed for a private room.
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It's Scarily Easy To Get A Surprise Medical Bill, Even When You're Insured
Officials are looking for solutions to one of health care's most annoying problems.
How We Can Stop Hospitals From Over-Billing
David Belk MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
I think there's one thing everyone should agree on though: No matter how we end up paying for our health care, we can afford a lot more of it once we stop being overcharged so much for what we're getting.
Hospital Charges Grow Like 'Compound Interest' In Opaque And Irrational U.S. Health Care System
The answer, in short, is because the U.S. health care system doesn't operate according to the standards of competition that
Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us
When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his wife Stephanie
Steven Brill Health Care Article Paints Bleak Portrait Of Health Care
Senior Reporter, HuffPost
magazine this week is out with a mammoth, 24,000-word story on the state of the U.S. health care system written by Steven Brill. According to the story, Brill spent seven months researching why health care costs so much in America.
Death Expenses At Bay Area Hospitals Make Some Reevaluate The Cost of Dying
By San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Mercury News
Geographic and institutional variations in care are the subject of this installment of the ongoing series on the Cost of
Jesse Zorski, New York City Pedestrian, Sent Bill For More Than $1,000 After Getting Hit By Police Car
But car accidents involving police is not an isolated problem in New York. In November, an officer in Texas resigned after
Doug Rischbieter, California Man, Charged $164 Fee For Putting Off Doctor Visit
The confusion surrounding hospital pricing is something that affects many Americans each year. A study conducted by Dr. Renee
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The Medical Debt Crisis Isn't Going Away... Deal With It
Expert information about credit scoring, credit reporting and ...
As tens of millions of Americans are paying off medical bills over time, the potential for damaged credit is great. Many government agencies are beginning to take notice. Unfortunately, the consumer credit reporting industry is fighting efforts for consumer protection every step of the way.
Shareholder Sues Accretive Health, Complains Of 'Deplorable' Debt Collection Practices
While public attention has lately been focused on Accretive, hospital debt collection is a big industry that's not likely
Fred Lempe, Father Of Comatose Patient, Fighting To Keep Guardianship Of Son
Freddie Lempe, 18, of Smithfield, North Carolina, has been in a hospital bed ever since he suffered a severe brain injury
Arizona Mother Fights $900 Medical Bill After Premature Baby Dies Minutes After Birth
Of course, confusion over medical bills is nothing new. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center of New York mistakenly billed a number
Hickenlooper Signs Hospital Payment Assistance Program Into Law
Colorado Health Institute data shows that 16 percent of Colorado's population in 2011 were uninsured, and that 85 percent
Woman Billed $1,000 For Forced Cavity Search That Revealed Nothing (VIDEO)
The search turned up nothing, and the woman was not arrested or charged with any crime. The woman had no criminal record
Health Care Reform Won't Do Much About Huge Hospital Bills
"I wouldn't be surprised if Medicare doesn't pay them very well but that's no excuse for price gouging," he said. "I don't
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