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Hospital Bill Review, Chapman Consulting, LLC – Defendable Reports, Reductions, & Results

Chapman Consulting, LLC – Hospital Bill Review and Healthcare Claims Resolution We provide defendable bill reductions, reports and results for our clients through high level medical claims analysis and provide expert services for the legal community. Repeatedly we are hearing from our clients, particularly our attorney and law firm clients, that Chapman Consulting’s medical claims […]

Inflated Medical Bills Mask True Cost of Healthcare in the U.S.

How can we get a real sense of the cost of healthcare in the U.S. when medical charges are so incredibly inflated?  These inflated charges mask the true cost of care. And to make matters more confusing, the charges for a procedure for one patient can vary greatly depending on who is responsible for paying […]

Chapman Consulting provides Fairness & Price Transparency in Hospital & Medical Charges

Chapman Consulting provides the data and expertise needed to bring fairness and price transparency in hospital and medical charges for our clients.  If you want to buy most anything in the U.S. it is relatively easy to shop, compare prices and make an informed decision to purchase based on several factors including price options.  But […]

Beware: Urgent Care Clinics May Charge Emergency Room Rates

Insist on knowing charges and billing practices before treatment at an Urgent Care Clinic.  Many patients are surprised when they are charged Emergency Room rates at these facilities. The Urgent Care Association of America released a report in 2011 estimating there are 9000 urgent care clinics in the U.S. with 300 new centers opening each […]

Inflated Hospital Liens

Injured Patients Discover Hospitals Seeking a Piece of Their Accident Settlements Lawyers state that liens often are much higher than what hospital would normally be paid for services. By Mary Ann Roser AMERICAN-STATESMAN March 28, 2011 A hospital official admits that the hospital’s list price is a starting point for negotiations.  No one should be paying those over-inflated […]

Observation vs Inpatient: Maximizing Reimbursement for Hospital Stays

By Marc Chapman The way work comp patients are classified as “observation” or “inpatient” can have an effect on the amount the hospital is reimbursed. We reviewed one claim that was classified and billed as an inpatient to a work comp carrier, where the patient was in the hospital a total of 4 hours.