10 Tips to Reduce Medical Bills
February 2017
Issue 50

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Nancy Gould Past President  Estate Planning Council of Putnam County

Thank you Adria Gross for this valuable information.

10 Tips to Reduce Medical Bills Under Any Health Care Plan

 As the ACA has encouraged medical professionals to collaborate and increase value care to decrease medical costs, the benefits align with the following:
  1. Record the doctors seen and the procedures received so you can check them against any bills.
     
  2. Keep a copy of your medical records to share with doctors so they are seeing a complete history during your visit.
     
  3. Send a new doctor a copy or authorize a copy of your medical records to be sent before your initial visit so your first visit can accomplish more than a basic intake.
     
  4. Utilize preventative care services that are cheaper than treating major health risks that are left untreated.
     
  5. Schedule as many tests and procedures as possible during a visit to decrease the need for multiple visit costs.
     
  6. Make sure tests and procedures are not unnecessarily duplicated by practitioners. Have doctors communicate with one another.
     
  7. Never pay a hospital bill before leaving the hospital.
     
  8. Compare the bill with your service records and the Explanation of Benefits from your insurance provider.            
     
  9. If you don't understand something on a bill, make sure to call the hospital billing department and ask.
     
  10. Do not be afraid to ask questions and to advocate for your care.   
 
Adria Gross is president of Medwise Insurance Advocacy.
She is a medical bill consultant and advocate.  Contact:
845 238 2532,www.medicalinsuranceadvocacy.com

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Nancy


getting ripped off by insurers, medical providers and the government with advice from a medical billing consultant , who helps lower medical bills by spotting overcharges by providers, under Avoid -reimbursements by insurers, and inappropriate denials by insurers and government employees. As the ACA has encouraged medical professionals to collaborate and increase value care to decrease medical costs, the benefits align with the following

10 tips to reduce medical bills under any health care plan.
 
  1. Record the doctors seen and the procedures received so you can check them against any bills.
     
  2. Keep a copy of your medical records to share with doctors so they are seeing a complete history during your visit.
     
  3. Send a new doctor a copy or authorize a copy of your medical records to be sent before your initial visit so your first visit can accomplish more than a basic intake.
     
  4. Utilize preventative care services that are cheaper than treating major health risks that are left untreated.
     
  5. Schedule as many tests and procedures as possible during a visit to decrease the need for multiple visit costs.
     
  6. Make sure tests and procedures are not unnecessarily duplicated by practitioners. Have doctors communicate with one another.
     
  7. Never pay a hospital bill before leaving the hospital.
     
  8. Compare the bill with your service records and the Explanation of Benefits from your insurance provider.            
     
  9. If you don't understand something on a bill, make sure to call the hospital billing department and ask.
     
  10. Do not be afraid to ask questions and to advocate for your care.   
 
These are just some of the tips that can be found in " Solved! Curing Your Medical insurance Problems , " along with how to challenge an incorrect or inflated medical bill, questions to
getting ripped off by insurers, medical providers and the government with advice from a
medical billing consultant , who helps lower medical bills by spotting overcharges by providers, under Avoid -reimbursements by insurers, and inappropriate denials by insurers and government employees. As the ACA has encouraged medical professionals to collaborate and increase value care to decrease medical costs, the benefits align with the following

10 tips to reduce medical bills under any health care plan.
 
  1. Record the doctors seen and the procedures received so you can check them against any bills.
     
  2. Keep a copy of your medical records to share with doctors so they are seeing a complete history during your visit.
     
  3. Send a new doctor a copy or authorize a copy of your medical records to be sent before your initial visit so your first visit can accomplish more than a basic intake.
     
  4. Utilize preventative care services that are cheaper than treating major health risks that are left untreated.
     
  5. Schedule as many tests and procedures as possible during a visit to decrease the need for multiple visit costs.
     
  6. Make sure tests and procedures are not unnecessarily duplicated by practitioners. Have doctors communicate with one another.
     
  7. Never pay a hospital bill before leaving the hospital.
     
  8. Compare the bill with your service records and the Explanation of Benefits from your insurance provider.            
     
  9. If you don't understand something on a bill, make sure to call the hospital billing department and ask.
     
  10. Do not be afraid to ask questions and to advocate for your care.   
 
These are just some of the tips that can be found in " Solved! Curing Your Medical insurance Problems , " along with how to challenge an incorrect or inflated medical bill, questions to
getting ripped off by insurers, medical providers and the government with advice from a
medical billing consultant , who helps lower medical bills by spotting overcharges by providers, under Avoid -reimbursements by insurers, and inappropriate denials by insurers and government employees. As the ACA has encouraged medical professionals to collaborate and increase value care to decrease medical costs, the benefits align with the following

10 tips to reduce medical bills under any health care plan.
 
  1. Record the doctors seen and the procedures received so you can check them against any bills.
     
  2. Keep a copy of your medical records to share with doctors so they are seeing a complete history during your visit.
     
  3. Send a new doctor a copy or authorize a copy of your medical records to be sent before your initial visit so your first visit can accomplish more than a basic intake.
     
  4. Utilize preventative care services that are cheaper than treating major health risks that are left untreated.
     
  5. Schedule as many tests and procedures as possible during a visit to decrease the need for multiple visit costs.
     
  6. Make sure tests and procedures are not unnecessarily duplicated by practitioners. Have doctors communicate with one another.
     
  7. Never pay a hospital bill before leaving the hospital.
     
  8. Compare the bill with your service records and the Explanation of Benefits from your insurance provider.            
     
  9. If you don't understand something on a bill, make sure to call the hospital billing department and ask.
     
  10. Do not be afraid to ask questions and to advocate for your care.   
 
These are just some of the tips that can be found in " Solved! Curing Your Medical insurance Problems , " along with how to challenge an incorrect or inflated medical bill, questions to

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