What Happens When You Can’t Pay Hospital Bills?

What happens when you can’t pay hospital bills? Hospital bills are often outrageously high these days. And most of the time, it’s because they contain errors.

In fact, medical billing mistakes are extremely common. Did you know that over 80% of medical bills contain errors? Some of these can be ridiculously large, but still may be invisible to the average patient.

  • Have you been charged for a full night’s stay when you checked out early?
  • Were you billed for a private room when you did not have one?
  • Have you been overcharged for basic medical procedures?
  • Were you charged for medications which you did not actually receive?

These are just a few of the many hundreds of medical bill mistakes that are out there. Hospitals will often bill you twice for a medical procedure you had to undergo twice, even if the doctor or other hospital staff or technicians made a mistake that required the second procedure.

Also, it is common for hospitals to provide you with a “summary bill” which doesn’t detail exactly what you are being charged for, and this makes it possible for you to be overcharged without your even knowing it.

And that can be expensive.

Before paying your hospital bills, you should thoroughly review every single bill that you receive, otherwise you will probably be dramatically overcharged on most of them. However, it is very difficult to understand medical billing without having had years of experience with medical bill negotiations. Medical bill charges are written in codes, which are nearly impossible for the average patient to decipher.

In fact, some colleges offer full degrees in medical coding — it is that complex a topic.

If you feel you have been overcharged on your hospital bills, your best chance at lowering your costs is to hire an experienced team of medical and legal professionals who have had years of experience negotiating hospital bills.

That’s who we are, and what our dedicated team of medical billing advocates does.

Whatever the reason that your hospital bills are so high, we can help you lower them back to a fair and reasonable amount, an amount that you can afford. Our proprietary methods and databases will help us find large and small errors in your hospital bills, and we have decades of experience in handling negotiations with hospitals and insurance companies.

In fact, most hospital bills can typically be settled for 20% to 50% off, and sometimes as high as 95% off, if you know how to find the errors and how to negotiate. We do, and we will help you get every dollar back that you deserve.

Don’t worry about what happens when you can’t pay hospital bills; instead, contact us, and we will do whatever we can to reduce your hospital and other medical bills.