MBAA Releases Report on How to Spot Hidden Medical Bill Overcharges

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Medical Billing Advocates of America (MBAA) has issued a free report that is available on the web to educate the general public on medical bill overcharges and fraudulent billing practices. The report gives examples of how the fraudulent medical billing charges are made, what the consumer can do to report it and how to fight back.

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MBAA advises you the patient to fight back when you feel you have been a victim of hospital billing fraud or medical billing mistakes.

Most patients have no idea that eight out of every ten medical bills contain errors, fraudulent charges or both. MBAA’s free medical overcharges report shows you, the patient, specific ways you may be getting gouged on your medical bills and explains what can be done about those charges. This report is a "tell all" on ten different ways a hospital or medical provider will rip patients off.

MBAA’s free report shows patients how a hospital will add an extra day to the patient’s hospital bill and the patient will not notice it. It will also show you how hospitals hide double charges for X-rays and anesthesiology, charge patients for additional surgery that should be no cost, and list other bogus fees on the patients’ bills. This new report can lead to a savings of many thousands of dollars for patients who have unknowingly become a victim of medical billing fraud.

MBAA advises you the patient to fight back when you feel you have been a victim of hospital billing fraud or medical billing mistakes. By being equipped with MBAA’s free Medical Overcharges Report, it is estimated that 80% of patients can potentially discover overcharges on their medical bills and fight to have those charges removed.

How closely have you looked at your medical bills lately? Could you be a victim of medical overcharges or fraudulent billing?

Pat Palmer founded MBAA in 1997, with a goal to strengthen the networking of medical billing advocates. Palmer started out fighting incorrect medical billing charges for her own family and this talent quickly turned into Medical Recovery Services, LLC, a business that helps businesses and consumers fight the fraudulent medical billing charges that are found on medical bills.

Palmer is the author of The Medical Bill Survival Guide, General Advocate Home Study Course, Self-Insured Corporate Auditing Program, Medical Bill Workbook for Consumers, the Hospital Bill Compliance Manual, and Critical Analyses of Provider Billing, Coding and Reimbursement. She has appeared ,and been featured, on numerous news media outlets such as FOX, NBC, CNN, NPR, and NBC News. Palmer was most recently featured in the TIME magazine special report titled "Bitter Pill - Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us" by Steven Brill.

The report is available here for download and reposting:

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