12 steps for appealing a bill or claim: Part 2 of our billing series

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

12 steps for appealing a bill or claim: Part 2 of our billing series

(Updated 2022) Appealing a bill or claim is not fun. But you have a huge bill, and you’re sure there’s been a mistake, either in the bill or the insurer’s processing of a claim. What now? Here’s a step-by-step course of action. We cannot guarantee that you will win, but at least you will have tried. […]

Blondie and the (Medical Billing Error) Beast, Part 3: APPEAL WON!

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: “More than a month after my last update detailing Blondie’s labrum tear surgery final claims appeal filing, I received this note from her mother,” writes Mandi Bishop over at Tincture.io, in the third and final part of a series on challenging medical bill denials.  “Dear Mandi and Mike, I just wanted to let you know […]

A bill, a co-pay, a collection agency: One doctor’s insurance experience

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

  Guest post by Dr. Beth Nash, a health-care consultant with a special interest in empowering patients, who blogs at caretriad.com. My husband and I returned from a weekend away to find a message on our answering machine saying that we owed money to the hospital and that if we didn’t pay it within 10 […]