30 Ways to Cut the Cost of Living: Medical Bills



I recently read that it has been estimated that up to 80% of medical bills contain errors–sometimes dramatic errors! Based on my experience, I believe this statistic.  For example, I received a medical bill last month for a trip to an urgent care facility.  Upon close investigation,  I discovered that they had given me a “no insurance” discount. What? I have insurance! A quick call to the billing department proved that they had not even billed my insurance company. They said to disregard the bill and do nothing.

Do you think they would have ever discovered this error on their own? I don’t think so. A 10 minute phone call saved me $81!  Not a bad return for my time. Be your own advocate for your medical bills, and you might find that you save a LOT in this category.

We have also had great success in appealing medical bills. Additionally, if you receive a large bill and are unable to pay it all at once, the billing department will usually always set up an interest-free payment plan for you to pay the bill over time.

What ways have you found to reduce your medical bills?  Leave a comment below!

 

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