Seven Common Medical Billing Errors

Hospital bills in the U.S. can be very complicated. Unless you depend on a well-trained, professional organization to look at your claims with an expert and experienced medical team, you will undoubtedly be confused by some of the items and services listed, and often overpay the bill even when it has been reduced by a “discount.”

Some of the errors may be very difficult to identify. For example, the item may be valid while the amount billed is not. Overcharges are one of the most common billing errors. Duplication is another common billing mistake. If you see the same charge listed more than once, your claims management professional should inquire about the duplication to the hospital. It may be a valid charge, but this error is so common you should not let it go unchallenged, no matter how small. Some companies pay attention only to large claims that will yield the highest return for them.

Below you’ll find the most common medical billing errors and what you can do to protect…

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