Always Double-Check Your Medical Bills!

Experts estimate that 90% of hospital bills contain errors. And those mistakes can add up to big, unexpected costs for patients. For example, if a doctor’s office or hospital enters an incorrect procedure code, it may not be covered by your insurance. Other billing errors include things like adding an extra zero to a price – so an $80 medication becomes $800.

So how can you protect yourself? Try these tips:

Ask for an itemized copy of your bill. A lot of patients find unfair or excessive charges for items like gowns, toothbrushes, or gauze, that are supposed to be included …read more