Medical Bills: What to Expect

Serious injuries often result in unmanageable medical bills. When medical bill review company Copatient surveyed the public about confusion and frustration surrounding medical bills in 2016, they found that 72% of people had received a medical bill they didn’t understand and a huge 94% had gotten medical bills they deemed “too expensive.” 

Typically, when you go to the doctor’s office or the emergency room, there’s not going to be a conversation about how much your examination or your urgent surgery will cost. When the bill arrives, it can be a shock. Often the medical terminology makes it difficult to understand exactly what each item on your bill represents. And, especially if you lack insurance, trying to imagine how you’ll pay it can be a big question mark. How can you know what to expect when it comes to your medical bills? Read on for some tips to help you avoid a big shock next time a medical bill comes in the mail.

Ask. A lot of the time it can be as simple as that! Generally, your doctor isn’t going to discuss pricing with you without being asked, but if you bring it up, you can get this information at the time of your appointment or procedure. A lot of people don’t Of course, this isn’t always an option. In an emergency situation where you’re unconscious, for example, you won’t be able to ask about the pricetag and saving your life comes first. 

If you have insurance, understand what it covers. Insurance policies can be complicated to decipher, but it is possible if you take the time and make the effort. An attorney can also help you better understand your policies. If you know what’s covered, you’ll have a clearer idea of what isn’t covered and will therefore appear on your bill. 

Keep in mind that different places have different prices. Healthcare prices can vary significantly from state to state, and even from healthcare provider to healthcare provider in the same town. Just because a certain procedure cost a certain amount one place, don’t assume the price tag will be the same somewhere else.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence and need medical care, don’t let the price keep you from getting the treatment you need when you need it. At Lawsuit Financial, we offer a variety of solutions for your medical expense issues when you are in the process of suing someone who caused you harm. We want to help you. Give us a call at 877-377-SUIT (7848) to learn more about our services.

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