Salem, VA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Recovery Services in Salem, VA and the pioneer advocate for identifying and disputing excessive healthcare bills, knows a thing or two about the cycle of rising healthcare costs in the U.S. and how it impacts individuals, groups, companies and insurance companies across the nation. Medical Recovery Services is dedicated to raising awareness of incorrect medical billing – whether intentional or not – and helping every American reduce their medical debt. For this reason, MRS has published a brand new infographic helping to explain the cause of incorrect billing, overcharges, and what a consumer can do about it.
As revealed in this new infographic, a host of factors contribute to the high cost of healthcare in the United States. Most importantly, fraudulent loss and waste within healthcare facilities coupled with medically unnecessary items, tests and procedures during your hospital stay greatly contribute to these soaring prices. This is not beyond one's control; these items can be identified, fought and often removed from a consumer's or business's bill by one of Medical Recovery Services’ expert auditors.
Although overall healthcare costs are expected to increase at a slower rate in 2014, Americans are still feeling the brunt of the storm of over-the-top healthcare charges. Please note that this does not mean that healthcare costs will not continue to increase in 2014.
With the costs of basic household expenses also steadily increasing, Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to pay these detrimental medical bills after receiving treatment.
Experts hope Americans will experience a bit of relief from the increasing rate of healthcare costs in 2014, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services suggests that the rate of increase will once again rise to that of previous rates in the near future.
When you are surprised by an unreasonably high medical bill, follow a few suggestions from industry expert, Pat Palmer. Always request an itemized bill, ask the insurance company for an explanation of benefits, and be willing to question any billed item that looks suspicious. A consumer or business can always negotiate fees ahead of time as well.
Medical Recovery Services founder Pat Palmer has been helping patients spot medical billing fraud and billing mistakes since 1994. Palmer goes beyond just educating patients; she helps them get the fraudulent charges removed. She has been featured on numerous news programs and in magazines such as FOX, ABC, CNN, NPR, Time, The Christian Science Monitor and Reader’s Digest. Palmer is considered one of the medical billing industry’s leaders and a pioneer in fighting fraudulent medical bill charges.
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