had several visits for hypothyroidism. I have several medical bills in collections. I make $81,000 per year. Now I have collections on my credit report. This is awful. People work hard to get ahead and keep getting knocked down. I pay over $600 per month for health insurance through my company and I still have tons of bills because we have to meet a $5000 deductible before anything gets paid at 100%. Give me the old HMO’s back. I will pay more out of pocket to avoid this harassment!
Where can I find a medical bill advocate to help me negotiate my payments? My husband had heart surgery, we have 3 kids who have gotten sick (God forbid) and my thyroid went last year. I
There are resources to find advocates; the most difficult job is to find a good advocate.
The following are questions you should ask:
- Has the advocate been in business for more than two (2) years?
- Does the advocate have a staff? This is important because we have had people call us saying that their advocate was ill and told the patient they could no longer work the case and to call my company.
- Does the advocate have liability insurance?
- Has the advocate handled your exact case before? You don’t want to be a learning lesson.
You can contact my colleague Ms. Warren at 828-202-6521. She is an expert at this.
It must be mindboggling having so many astronomical medical bills. MedWise Insurance Advocacy is very successful negotiating medical bills with providers. Please call MedWise at 845-238-2532 and we will discuss the status of your outstanding bills and how we can help you.
I would highly suggest bringing a medical bill advocate on board to assist you with this.
Medical bill advocates can audit the medical records for errors in coding, compliance issues, check pricing and negotiate your out of pocket expenses for you.
There normally is no charge if they can save you money. They will normally charge 25-35% of what they save you and some offer case rates if the bills are extremely high.
You won’t be disappointed using the services of a medical bill advocate.
Best of luck to you!
Cheryl Welch, MBA
Hudson Valley Medical Bill Advocates
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