Archive for February 18th, 2016

Owe Medical Bills? Don’t Pay Promptly, Pay Late & Join The 50% Club

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

fiftypercentclubIf you owe a medical bill to a hospital, for example deductibles and co-insurance amounts, is it better to pay your share promply or delay payment?

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How to Cut Your Health-Care Bill: Pay Cash

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

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Asserta Health assists employers with Cash Pay strategies

Hospitals and other providers increasingly are offering cash prices far below what they charge through insurance………….“I’m paying $530 a month in premiums and I get charged more than someone who just walks in off the street?

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City of San Antonio Seeks Competitive TPA Proposals

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

san antonio texasThe City of San Antonio’s (“City”) Human Resources Department are soliciting for a firm with broad knowledge and experience as a third party administrator…………….

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A Novel Plan For Health Care: Cutting Costs, Not Raising Them

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

wow“A nonprofit health system in Salt Lake City, is trying something virtually unheard-of: promising to sharply cut costs rather than pass them on.”

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20 Things To Know About Balance Billing

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

confusedBalance billing complaints are up 1,000 percent in Texas…………the patient was balance billed $1,170 for a total of five stitches …………  patient was served a $117,000 balance bill for an out-of-network physician’s assistant he never knew was present during surgery……………..physician charged Aetna $31,939 to treat abdominal pain in the patient. After Aetna paid the amount it deemed reasonable — $2,811, based on Medicare rates — the physician balance billed the patient for an additional $10,635.

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