If you undergo a major medical procedure or spend time in the hospital, request an itemized bill. The additional information contained in the itemized bill will help you determine whether you were billed correctly. Scrutinize the bill for any unexpected charges or other apparent errors.
If you find any errors on your bill (even small ones), challenge the charges right away. Send an email to the customer service department and call them as well. Always retain your emails, and write down of the persons to…
If you have health insurance, you expect your medical
provider to submit a claim to your insurance company in a timely fashion. After
all, the provider asks for your insurance card when you become a patient and
likely asks you nearly every visit if your insurance has changed.
But in some cases, a medical provider may not submit a claim
to insurance. Or, the provider may submit the claim after the insurance policy’s
deadline, resulting in a denial.
Why would a provider fail…
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Insurance companies, hospitals, and medical providers sometimes make claim and billing errors. These mistakes can have serious consequences. The first step in uncovering these errors is checking your Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
After receiving medical treatment, you will receive an EOB from your insurance company. The EOB will come in the mail or, if you signed up for electronic notifications, you will receive…