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Bill Review Savings for Workers Compensation Claims

Is your medical bill review company simply processing your workers compensation claims?  Or is your medical bill review company helping you process workers compensation claims accurately for the correct reimbursement?

In our experience double digit savings can be very common and justified. The more that providers search to increase revenues from payers, the larger the potential for savings from a quality bill review company. Read more

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Patients take frustrating, labyrinthine journey to uncover hospital costs

Patients experience a daunting task when trying to understand hospital charges.  Although high dollar hospital bills are seen all over the country, this article written by Mary Ann Roser with the Austin American-Statesman on July 21, 2012 points to the inflated hospital charges in the Austin, TX area particularly for the uninsured patient and how difficult it is to navigate and comparison shop due to the complexities of the system.  Read more

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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 analysis and services are one of a kind.  Read more

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Does Your Bill Review Company Provide Reductions that Stick?

Does your bill review company provide medical bill reductions that stick?  Are their reductions defensible? Or do you get the feeling your bill review company simply throws numbers against the wall to see what sticks?  Unfortunately, many bill review companies use this approach in one way or another for their medical bill reductions and negotiations.  Read more

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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 for that procedure.  Is the payor the patient? An insurance company? Medicare? Workers Compensation? Are the charges Out-of-Network?  Medical charges differ vastly depending on who the payor will be.

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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 shopping is not so easy when it comes to hospital procedures and services.

However, we may begin to see more transparency emerge in hospital charges as consumers, consumer advocate groups, and the media continue to press for greater transparency from healthcare providers.

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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 year.  Use of these clinics has gained in popularity due to many factors such as not requiring appointments, short wait times, open 7 days a week, offering a wide range of non-emergency non-life threatening services, and billed charges similar to a physician office visit.

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