The financial cost of having a chronic condition can certainly add up quickly, and that number may be multiplied if you have more than one diagnosis. Although about half the people in the U.S. have a chronic condition, approximately 86 percent of health care costs in the country are spent on chronic diseases. For a person with epilepsy, the costs can exceed $15,000 per year. Costs are typically even higher in those with uncontrolled epilepsy when compared to people who have stable epilepsy.
To determine how you can reduce your medical expenses, MyEpilepsyTeam sat down with Susan Null of Systemedic, a medical bill advocacy firm in New York.