Recently, one of my Medicare clients received a $50,000 bill for a hospital stay.
I hate to say it but…
It’s not that unusual for medical billing to be incorrect.
When a client in Ohio received the $50k hospital bill, I had to jump in.
After a couple of calls and a long time on hold…
We finally got the bill corrected and resubmitted.
The client’s portion?
Less than a thousand 😊, whew!
If you receive a bill and the numbers look high…
Or different than your what your summary of benefits dictates…
Don’t pay right away.
Call your insurance provider and review the billing.
If the numbers don’t match, call the healthcare provider billing department.
Tell them to review the billing codes and to resubmit the bill to your provider.
Sometimes it can take multiple calls, but it’s definitely worth the trouble.
Here’s a Medicare link to new protections against surprise medical bills.
And if you have questions about Medicare Insurance, book a time on my calendar.