Ways to Deal with Medical Debt
Medical debt is a huge problem across the united states with more than 60% of Americans citing it as the straw that broke the financial camel’s back, so to speak, and pushed them into bankruptcy. If you’ve amassed a hefty amount of medical debt there are some things you can try to help reduce the amount owed.
Ask your healthcare provider’s medical billing office if they’d be willing to give you a discount. It doesn’t hurt to ask and you might be pleasantly surprised.
If your healthcare provider isn’t willing to give you a discount on your medical charges, they will most likely be willing to work out a payment plan. This is very standard among medical healthcare providers.
Review Medical Bills
Check your medical bills thoroughly to make sure there were no errors in charges and other information. Any wrong information may affect the way your insurance pays.
Resubmit to Insurance
If your insurance denies all or part of your claim and you think they should cover the charges, resubmit them. If it’s questionable, as your healthcare provider’s office if you need a medical necessity letter.
If you have a serious illness then there is a chance that a charity organization is established for your disease, see if they can offer help or even advice to help you get through this difficult time and handle your medical bills.
If you have tried the above tips and have not found a solution then you may want to consider filing bankruptcy so your entire financial future isn’t jeopardized.