Are there mistakes on my medical bill? Unfortunately for many people today, the answer to whether or not your medical bills contain mistakes is “more than likely”. Many Americans are facing large amounts of medical debt today, and the sad truth is that many of them are being asked to pay amounts which don’t accurately reflect the services that they were provided.
In order to understand why and how these medical billing mistakes come about, it is important to know a little bit more about the medical billing system and how it works.
Medical diagnoses, medical treatments, medications, and medical bills are described in codes. CPT codes are used to describe hospital patient services, ICD codes describe medical diagnoses, and ICF codes describe disabilities and the functioning level of patients with disabilities.
And while these medical billing codes may be helpful to hospitals and other healthcare providers for streamlining their billing and patient records, they may be causing serious problems for you and other patients.
- Have you been double-charged for medications or medical procedures?
- Are you facing charges for a private room, when there were no semi-private rooms available?
- Do you just feel like there’s no way that your medical bill should be this high?
There is a very good chance that your medical bill should not be as high as it is. In fact, research shows that over 80% of medical bills contain medical billing errors, some of which could be adding hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars to your bill.
Medical billing codes are often entered incorrectly, or in many cases a patient is charged individual items as part of a “Diagnosis Related Group” (DRG), which can mean that a patient may end up being double charged for some of the services and medications which are commonly associated with his or her diagnosis.
And, because everyday Americans are not trained to understand medical codes, and are sometimes only provided with a “summary bill” that doesn’t show specific charges, we are often overcharged or incorrectly charged without even knowing it.
So, this brings us to an important point: what can you do if you feel that there are mistakes on your medical bill?
If you think your medical bills are unreasonably high, it is a very good idea to review them in detail, and make sure that the charges on them are accurate to the medical care that you actually received.
However, with it being so difficult to understand medical billing, your best bet is often to hire a team of knowledgeable and experienced medical billing advocates, who will find large and small errors in your bills, and understand how to negotiate with health insurance and healthcare companies.
This is where we at Medical Bill Rehab come in. With our combined decades of experience in medical bill review and negotiations, we know exactly how to find common, and not-so-common, medical bill mistakes, and how to get you the money back that you deserve.
And, even if it turns out that your medical bill is accurate, we will usually be able to reduce your medical bill charges by 20% or more, just by knowing how to negotiate the right way.
So, if you are even thinking that there might be mistakes on your medical bill, we urge you to contact us and find out more about how we can help save you money. There will be no up-front cost to you, and we guarantee that we will fight to get you every dollar back that you deserve if your case is accepted.