Medical billing errors growing, says Medical Billing Advocates of America

Many medical bills contain errors or overcharges. In fact, billing advocates and other health professionals estimate up to 80 percent of medical bills contain errors.

Now, the problem could be getting worse, according to Medical Billing Advocates of America.

Medical Billing Advocates of America CEO and founder Pat Palmer told New Jersey 101.5 FM her organization finds errors on three out of four medical bills they review.

"We are seeing a lot of the error types escalating, especially in the hospital area. We have such a complex billing system, that it leaves so much room for errors to occur on medical bills, and that is what we are seeing," she told the radio station.

And she said Medical Billing Advocates of America is not seeing any improvement in the bills the company reviews, according to New Jersey 101.5 FM.

"Most every bill that comes through our office, when we analyze it, there is some type of error that has occurred, and it is usually not in favor of the patient," she told the radio station.

 

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