Do Hospital Billing Practices Interfer With Patient Care?

There is no question that some hospital billing practices directly interfere with patient care.  For patients paying out of pocket, the journey to get quality care can be hindered by financial offices.  Many hospitals demand 60% or more of a projected amount upfront in order to receive service. This amount is based on the highest…

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Repeat MRIs:Best Done At The Same Center

I discovered an interesting fact about radiological testing.  There is not a standard image setting for MRI or Cat Scans when being preformed. Nor are machines the same  in quality and maintenance procedures. The settings may be similar but determined at the discretion of the radiology group.  This all came as a surprise to me.…

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Patient Beware:Specialty Center Websites Can Be Deceiving

I was searching the web for a specialist for a client, a typical task for me.  In this healthcare climate, most specialists work at specialty centers or hospitals.  For instance, oncologists can be found at cancer centers, neurologists in specific disorder clinics and cardiologists in cardiology centers. In Boston, there are four major hospitals designated…

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