Friday, May 1, 2009

The working poor and medical health insurance.

I have just read an article regarding health care costs for individuals in this nation. It seems the cost of health care rises while benefits decline and more and more insurance companies are covering less and charging more. While employers shift the burden of health care costs to their employees it is getting tougher and tougher for some. The article suggests ways to help mitigate the cost of health care.

No one is safe

No one is safe from this economy not even insurance giant AETNA. Aetna failed to beat wall street estimates by three cents per share. Thier loss was based on the increase in costs due to a flailing ecomony.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Double Jeopardy

It seems that according to a study and report by KOCO oklahoma city news that 80% of hospital bills have errors. Most of the billing errors seem to be double billing or mismatched billing where drugs have been charged for that were never given. It seems like a really serious problem and one that could be easily prevented.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Medical Billing Salaries


What does your stay in the hospital really cost?

I recently read an article about the cost of hospitals stays in and around the east coast a noted economist wanted to find out what a simple procedure would cost so he called a hand full of hospitals and found the same opsticals over and over again. No one could tell him what he would pay for a simple procedure. It seemed to him that all the inefficiencies in the system kept the hospitals from giving him the answer he was looking for. My question is would level pricing across the board and standards for pricing of all things health related help or hurt us.

Why Technology does not stink.

Medical billing companies need to be on the cutting edge of new technology

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