Medical accounts can be confusing and stressful. But with basic knowledge and organization, you can handle them. And maybe you can avoid paying too much for your health care.
After receiving a health care service, you receive an account or medical bill from your provider and an insurance statement. This may seem simple. But when you receive a medical bill, then an insurance statement and then a revised statement based on a payment you already made, things can get confusing. We are here to help you with the usual methods of medical billing in California.
Carefully read the medical bill and insurance statement. Make sure that the date, provider and type of medical care are correct in both. Make sure you understand what amount of the invoice you must pay. This is the amount that your insurance company says you owe.
If you have questions about any part of an account, contact the number on the statement or bill and give them either your medical case number or account number given by the hospital. Because even the best medical billing California has to offer can make mistakes.
Billing errors can occur. Before paying anything, be sure to read your billing documents carefully. Read your health insurance policy. If you think you have found an error, call us or your insurance company. Ask to review the statement over the phone.Do not be surprised if you receive several bills for the same care. For example, for surgery in a hospital, you may receive accounts from the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and the hospital.