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Balance Billing-Out of Network providers

'Balance billing' proves an unwelcome surprise for insured patients By Peggy O'Hare March 17, 2014 SAN ANTONIO — When Tamara Apgar went into a hospital last year for knee replacements, she hung a sign on the door to her room instructing doctors not in her insurance...

Medicare little help for outpatients’ routine medication costs

Medicare little help for outpatients' routine medication costs By Peggy O'Hare July 11, 2014 | Updated: July 11, 2014 6:27pm SAN ANTONIO — Jim Settle, 76, and his wife received an unhappy surprise weeks after he underwent minimally invasive back surgery last fall at...

Time for the Medicare muddle

Travis E. Poling EXPRESS-NEWS BUSINESS WRITER Publication Date : December 9, 2007 San Antonio retiree Larry Marley spent hours comparing his Medicare coverage options for 2008. Just figuring out the terminology used by the 78 companies in Bexas County offering...

Medical bills do have some remedies

This article originally appeared on MySanAntonio.com. Portions © 2005 San Antonio Express-News. All rights reserved. Modern medicine stopped the growth of cancer in Amy Lewis' husband, but that medicine had a nasty side effect: a chronic case of bad credit. The...

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Meet Tamara

Tamara Apgar’s diverse professional background has been the “perfect university,” preparing her with the multiple skills necessary to serve clients as an outstanding medical claims expert. A former financial planner, educator, and advocate for persons with disabilities, Tamara has strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills. Her understanding of the importance of the bottom line is tempered with professional courtesy, excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence and perseverance.

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