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Being Overcharged For Medical Bills? Read About Adria Gross & MedWise on Fox News

Balance billing: How to avoid this common medical expense trap By Lacie Glover Published September 23, 2015 Imagine receiving a hospital bill for tens of thousands of dollars despite having the best health insurance you can afford. This scenario happens to even the most diligent health care consumers more than you’d think. Often, the culprit is balance billing, which occurs when patients are charged for the difference between what a provider charges and what the insurance will pay. It often happens after a hospitalization, [...]

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Out-of-Pocket Costs Put Health Care Out of Reach

Medical Bill Advocate, Adria Goldman Gross, was published in the following Boston Globe article: Out-of-pocket costs put health care out of reach THE BOSTON GLOBE | OPINION By Mark Pothier GLOBE STAFF  JUNE 25, 2015 SOON AFTER A RECENT minor surgery, I began suffering from a painful complication — it hurt to open the mail. Within weeks, I had accumulated a stack of envelopes related to the operation. Not a “get well” card in the bunch. Only demands for money. Now that I’d been stitched up, it [...]

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Obamacare | More Americans buy short-term plans

Joan and Dr. John Mendola were my clients involving Joan’s medical bills due to her stroke. We were being denied by the insurer saying it was pre-existing. Joan never had this condition prior to purchasing the insurance. We persevered and was able to ensure the hospital bills were covered. We were also able to subrogate money back from the hospital for the Mendola’s previous funds to the hospital. Obamacare’s unintended consequence: More Americans buy short-term plans With King v. Burwell, Supreme [...]

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Law helps cut down on surprise medical bills

Column: Law helps cut down on surprise medical bills by Westfair Online | April 28, 2015 10:11 am BY ADRIA GROSS A new consumer protection law went into effect April 1 in New York — the Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills law — which protects patients from unexpected expenses related to out-of-network and emergency medical services. The legislation creates more transparency by requiring more disclosure of how much patients can expect to pay for medical care and about providers’ and facilities’ [...]

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Diagnosing and Deciphering Medical Bills for Your Clients FPA GHV Dinner

Financial Planning Association Greater Hudson Valley Dinner Program Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:30pm – 8:00pm Sam’s of Gedney Way, White Plains, NY   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & SPEAKER BIO Diagnosing and Deciphering Medical Bills for Your Clients This one hour presentation will educate advisors on how to help their clients plan for and understand their health insurance needs. Key points to be discussed include the importance of knowing patient rights; Understanding your health insurance policy, what is covered and what is excluded; How to compare prices [...]

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Medicare Coverage: It Begins to Change ’Round Midnight

Medicare Coverage: It Begins to Change ’Round Midnight by Advisor Voices on January 21, 2015 | posted in Advisor Voices By Adria Gross Learn more about Adria on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Imagine you go to the emergency room with chest pains, and the doctor on duty sends you to the ICU for overnight observation. By the next morning, the pains have stopped and you’re sent home … only to receive a staggering bill stating that your stay in the ICU was not [...]

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If Your Health Claim Is Rejected – MedWise Insurance Advocacy

If Your Health Claim Is Rejected By Adria Gross Every time you make a claim under your health insurance policy, there is a substantial possibility that your insurer will decide to reject it. When claims are rejected, policyholders must either pay out of pocket for medical bills or spend an inordinate amount of time battling a corporate bureaucracy about complex insurance issues that they do not fully understand. The more you know about how the system works and what you can do to [...]

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Chain reaction: Hospital affiliations could drive up costs

Chain reaction: Hospital affiliations could drive up costs By Jane Lerner, Journal News Over the past year, community hospitals in the Lower Hudson Valley have been courted by large, out-of-town health care networks, with many marching down the aisle to cast their future with giant health systems. But these mergers may not lead to relationships that satisfy everyone. Hospitals tout the benefits of joining bigger health systems as better coordinated health care and efficiencies of scale resulting in lower costs. They can bring [...]

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Nexus Health Academy Presents — UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL BILLS

Wednesday November 12, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST Nexus Health Academy Presents UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL BILLS at Orange Regional Medical Center 707 East Main Street Ground Floor Conference Room 1 Middletown, NY 10940 Join us to learn how to decrypt medical bill codes and understand YOUR medical bills.  Medical bills can be complex, stressful and confusing.  Empower yourself with knowledge!  Let Adria Gross from MedWise explain clearly the maze of medical bills and how to navigate it. There will be a presentation of Understanding Medical Bills [...]

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