Liability in medical malpractice cases, as in other negligence cases, is established with evidence that a defendant breached the legal duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable harms. Unlike other negligence cases, the defendant’s...

Healthcare consumers are often baffled by their medical bills. As long as an insurance company pays the bill, their attention is usually focused on whether the co-pay (if any) seems reasonable.  When consumers attempt to...

Medical coders assign 5-digit codes to each service or procedure that a medical practice provides to a patient. Those codes are used in billings. Insurance companies and the administrators of government programs (like Medicare and...

Medical billing advocates help individuals who are being overcharged for medical services. They also help individuals in disputes with insurance companies. Law firms use medical billing advocates as expert witnesses in bad faith litigation against...

Medical bills can be inaccurate for many reasons. Sometimes coders make mistakes when they prepare medical bills. Sometimes medical practices deliberately make coding decisions that result in overbilling. One of the coding issues that leads...

The medical billing outsourcing industry has grown at a steady rate in recent years. Industry analysts project a 12.6% annual increase in medical billing outsourcing each year until 2028. Medical practices are moving to outsourcing...

State law governs the recovery of damages in personal injury cases. Every state allows injury victims to recover necessary and reasonable medical expenses that were incurred because of another person’s negligence. The necessity of treatment...

Medical billing provides the revenue that keeps a medical practice alive. Like blood flowing through a patient’s body, a healthy revenue flow is essential to the health of a medical practice. When billings fail to...

Medical billing is the process of submitting charges for medical services to a patient and the patient’s insurer for payment. Since most billings are paid by insurers, billings need to meet industry standards by providing...

Lawyers hire medical billing experts for many reasons. They are an important link in the chain of evidence to recover (or defend against) medical expenses in personal injury cases. Most jurisdictions only allow the recovery...