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Decoding Your Medical Bills

Published: August 20, 2010

Feel confused and overwhelmed by indecipherable medical bills from multiple health care providers and facilities? Help is on the way.

As uninsured ranks grow and insured employees cope with complex health plans with varying copays and coverage options, people struggle with understanding their bills and detecting potential errors. But help is available from a growing cottage industry of health advocates and firms specializing in reviewing medical bills; discovering mistakes; and negotiating with health care providers, insurers, and collection agencies, reports Barb Berggoetz in her Sep/Oct 2010 Saturday Evening Post article “Decoding Your Medical Bills.”

Here’s how to contact the medical billing companies mentioned in her article and take control of your health care costs:

1. Medical Billing Advocates of America

PO Box 1705
Salem, Virginia 24153
billadvocates.com
540-387-5870

2. MedReview Solutions, Inc.

4840 Willow Ridge Court
Zionsville, Indiana 46077
medreviewsolutions.com
317-873-4872

3. Chapman Consulting and Hospital Bill Review

14604 Mansfield Dam Ct Unit #1
Austin, Texas 78734
hospitalbillreview.com
800-906-8085

4. Health Advocate, Inc.

3043 Walton Road, Suite 150
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462
healthadvocate.com
610-825-1222

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