Pat Palmer

Pat Palmer

Bariatric surgery: What to do when you're denied

"Don't just take the answer at face value," says Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America. "With the right approach it's possible to get them to change their minds. " Use these guidelines to make a convincing appeal. Look for errors. A large percentage of denials are ...

Media Coverage for Medical Billing Advocates of America Continues to Increases Due to Growing Concer...

As 2014 purges ahead into the Spring season, Pat Palmer's companies Medical Billing Advocates of America (MBAA) and Medical Recovery Services (MRS) continue to see increased media exposure as a result of the growing concern from American citizens about healthcare charges. Because of ...

High-Deductible Health Plans Can Cost Patients A Discount : Shots

"People think they'll take the high-deductible plan so they have catastrophic care if they have a heart attack or need to be in the hospital," says Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America. "But a standard trip to the emergency room can be way beyond their deductible...

Avoid the pain of a surprise medical bill

"The [initial] statements that you get are summaries," said Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America. "A patient would have no clue what they're being billed for. " That can help you spot—and negotiate off—errors that don't match your medical record, like a medication ...

3 Health Expenses That Will Wreck Millennials' Finances (And What You Can Do About Them) | Napala Pr...

"It's not unusual in this day and time to go to the ER for an hour and get a bill for $15,000," says Pat Palmer of Medical Billing Advocates of America. She adds that hospital stays are often even more expensive. In addition to receiving large medical bills, you might also end up missing ...

5 reasons you're paying too much for health care

Mistakes are so common in medical billing that you should always check for them, according to consumer advocate Pat Palmer [LG5]. She founded Medical Recovery Services in 1994, an organization that has since helped consumers save millions of dollars just by helping them analyze their ...

Medical Recovery Services Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

MRS will also be revealing the 2nd edition of Pat Palmer's acclaimed book, MBAA’s Guide to Surviving Your Medical Bills, 2nd Edition: What You Need to Know Before You Pay a Dime. Throughout Pat’s 20 years of dedicated service to the nation’s consumers and Corporate America, she ...

Medical Billing Advocates of America’s Pat Palmer Featured in Consumer Reports Article

Pat Palmer of Medical Billing Advocates of America is a well-known authority on medical billing advocacy and what you can do to lower your medical bills. Consumer Reports writer Nancy Metcalf asks for Pat’s advice on finding errors on your medical bills and what you can do to ...

Pat Palmer Featured in Bend, Oregon Newspaper Article Reveals Surprise Charges for Many St. Charles...

Pat Palmer Featured in Bend, Oregon Newspaper Article Reveals Surprise Charges for Many St. Charles Bend Patients The Bend Bulletin asks Pat Palmer of Medical Recovery Services for her thoughts on the billing practices of a hospital’s contracted entity, Central Oregon Emergency ...

Tips for Lowering Your Medical Bills

“They don’t freely hand this information out, but they will send it to you if you ask for a written response,” says Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America. Doctors also charge for ER services by level, and these also range from 1 to 5. Their levels are standardized ...

Services diagnose, treat medical billing errors – USATODAY.com

"Eight out of 10 times — and that is conservative — the bills that you get are not right," says Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America.

Medical Billing Overcharges Exposed in New Infographic from Medical Recovery Services

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 ...

How to Spot Medical Billing Errors

“The errors that are being billed to the health-care payers, whether intentional or unintentional, are increasing due to the complex billing system,” says Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America in Roanoke, Va. Medical billing experts explain hospitals across the ...

New Report Reveals True Meanings Behind the Insurance Company’s Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

For Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Recovery Services, the goal is quite simple: “Patients have the right and responsibility to know what their benefits mean. Our EOB and insurance denial report should help patients to better clarify what to look for on an EOB, as well as what the ...

Medical Recovery Services Revamps Their Branding With An Expanded Focus Towards Medical Bill Auditin...

Medical Recovery Services is based in Salem, Virginia and was founded in 1994 by Pat Palmer. She is widely recognized as a leading industry expert in healthcare billings and insurance reimbursements. As the healthcare industry and economy have evolved, MRS, lead by Pat’s ...

When insurers don't pay for surgery

Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America, suggests getting confirmation documents from your doctor and your insurer before surgery. That means a prior authorization letter from your insurer and confirmation in writing from your doctor that he or she plans to perform ...

Handling hospital bills

Pat Palmer, founder of Medical Billing Advocates of America, recommends asking for 35 percent to 50 percent off hospital “charges.” • Another suggestion is to ask for the Medicare rate plus 25 percent. “That’s what we kind of start with,” Palmer said. • If you’re using a network ...

Medical Recovery Services Offers Free Hospital Bill Analysis to Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congr...

Pat Palmer, founder and CEO of Medical Recovery Services, states, “Every self-insured business should take advantage of our free hospital bill review to be proactive in saving money for the company and for the employee. Our review process is unique in that we assess hospital bills for ...