If you have received an excessive medical bill, you may be feeling confused and overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to fight it alone. A medical bill dispute advocate is someone who can help. They can investigate and negotiate your bill to save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Surprise medical bills have become increasingly common, and unfair billing practices are on the rise. In fact, up to 80 percent of medical bills contain mistakes. This is why it is important to understand whether you are being billed correctly and fairly, before you pay.
Complex codes and complicated billing processes can make it impossible for you to understand what you are being charged for. In many instances, a patient should not be billed at all for a particular procedure code that appears on a bill. Having a seasoned advocate work on your case can ensure that you don’t fall victim to unfair or unethical medical billing practices.
A Medical Bill Dispute Advocate Has Special Expertise in Coding and Billing
Disputing a medical bill can be stressful and time-consuming. Since most people don’t understand medical coding and billing practices, it can also be very frustrating. This is why it is important to have someone on your side who has specific expertise in handling and resolving medical bill disputes.
A medical bill dispute advocate is someone who has a professional background in coding or billing. This means that they have a thorough understanding of how a medical encounter translates into a medical bill. By having inside knowledge of medical billing practices, an advocate knows how to scrutinize a bill and break down every item, line by line.
By conducting an analysis, the advocate will be able to determine:
- Was the bill coded correctly?
- Were the services billed correctly?
- Was the bill processed in accordance with the insurance policy?
- Did the provider bill appropriately?
After conducting a complete audit, the advocate will know how to fight any discrepancies they find in the medical bill.
An Advocate Knows the Language the Insurance Company Speaks
For most people who try to dispute medical bills on their own, communicating with the insurance company is ineffective. Patients who are not familiar with medical billing or the insurance industry don’t know the terms to use, or the questions to ask. This can result in the insurance company providing inaccurate information.
An advocate knows how to dispute medical bills and get immediate results. They can easily cut through red tape and effectively argue on behalf of their client. Since medical bill dispute advocates know the language used in the insurance industry, they can quickly negotiate substantial reductions and facilitate appeals.
How Systemedic Can Help With Your Medical Bill Dispute
Disputing a medical bill can be a complex process. Depending on the type of treatment you received, your medical bill may be extensive. Systemedic has been in the medical billing business for over 30 years and knows what it takes to dispute even the most complicated medical bills quickly and effectively.
Offering a fee-based service for those looking to dispute their medical bills, our medical bill dispute advocates are skilled in navigating the insurance maze and will not take “no” for an answer. To get started with resolving your medical bill dispute, contact us for a consultation.
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