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Health Care: How To Save Money

When You Receive A Medical Bill

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Check for errors in the bill

  • According to Money Magazine, auditors have found that about 80% of medical bills contain at least one error. Errors can cost you thousands of dollars. This is particularly true of hospital bills. To learn more, see Hospitals 101.
  • If the task is too complicated for you, hire a professional.

Negotiate what you owe

  • A bill for health care services is no different than other bills for services you need. Bills are negotiable. 
  • Learn the price others charge in your area before negotiating. It is helpful to your cause if others in your area charge less for the service.
  • If you can offer to pay cash, you can generally negotiate a lower price.

NOTE: Consider hiring a professional who negotiates medical debt.  These provessionals generally do not get paid if they do not save you money. They work for a percentage of the amount you are saved. To learn more, click here.

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