Tagline
623-208-6098

Make sure you react to medical bills appropriately

Having to go to the emergency room is a frightening event for most people. Do you know what's even scarier? Getting the medical bills for that emergency room visit. Even if you have insurance, there is a good chance that you are going to get some considerable bills in the mail.

One of the first things that you need to do when you get a bill for medical care in the mail is to ask for an itemized bill. Go through that bill line by line to determine if there are any charges that shouldn't be there. Oftentimes, you will find that you were overbilled for something.

After you go through the bill, you can either pay it all at once or you can contact the company to find out if you can make payments on it. Many hospitals and doctor offices will allow you to make payments on a bill. Just beware that you might have to pay interest charges on the outstanding bill.

There are times when you aren't able to pay the bills. With the cost of medical care, it is easy to understand why some people simply can't pay the bill. This is unfortunate, but there are options for these individuals. Some of them might decide that bankruptcy is the only way out of the situation.

Many people don't realize that medical bills are one of the most common reasons that someone will file for bankruptcy. Even though this option has some negative connotations associated with it, it is actually a good tool for individuals who need help regaining control of their finances.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, "How to Get Help Paying Medical Bills," Susannah Snider, accessed March 16, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • MCBA | Maricopa County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • ABA | American bar Association | Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice
  • Oregon State bar
  • NACBA | National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • NACA | National Association of Consumer Advocates
Schedule A Consultation Today

Attorneys You Can Depend On And Trust

The Dodds Law Firm, PLC, is located in Surprise and serves clients throughout the West Valley area. To schedule a consultation with a lawyer, call 623-208-6098 or toll free at 877-827-9906. You can also contact us online.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy