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

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

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

So you got a huge bill, and you’re sure there’s been a mistake, either in the bill or the insurer’s processing of a claim. You want to appeal, because it’s a lot of money. Here’s a step-by-step course of action. We cannot guarantee that you will win, but at least you will have tried. Read first, […]

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 […]

Blondie and the beast: Medical coding errors (Part I)

Summary: “When Maria spoke to the collections agency about the latest bill she’d received for her daughter’s surgery, the woman on the other end of the phone was encouraging: ‘You only owe $10,000. It WAS $44,000. You should be happy!’ Mandi Bishop writes over at Tincture. “Only $10,000. For a surgery that should not have […]