Are you a victim of surprise medical bills? What is a surprise medical bill? Just like the title the surprise is several things – 1) Something you thought you would be covered for and found out it was hmmm maybe not medically necessary; 2) You went to a hospital that your doctor recommended, he would be performing the procedure – he was covered BUT the hospital wasn’t; 3) Your doctor authorized you to see a therapist or some other medical professional and you thought because he recommended them, they were a part of your insurance… NOT SO!!
Surprise medical bills are biting people in their backside because they unfortunately didn’t check BEFORE they did the procedure, checked into the hospital or said yes to this certain therapy. Should they have had to check? Some will say no. I am saying YES because YOU are the one that has to pay this bill and it is coming out of your budget. Therefore, just because a doctor recommends it, you should call the insurance company, facility or even specialist and ASK the question before. This way if the person says no they are not on your insurance, I’d recommend you go back to the doctor and ASK for someone else.
I already can hear it… Can I do that? You sure can. How much will it mean to your household to save money while taking care of yourself! If you were a person that received one of these surprise bills WHAT is your plan to pay the bill off? Do you have those funds sitting in savings and it will wipe it out? Are you going to have to establish a GoFundMe campaign like so many others in order to pay something that was not covered by insurance? WHAT is your plan?
Did you catch who was responsible for these outstanding bills? Let me share this with you. I went online and did a quick search about surprise medical bills and there are many. Check out this story on NBC Nightly News – http://www.wbir.com/news/health/how-to-protect-yourself-from-surprise-medical-bills/183728541
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