Trying to understand an invoice from your doctor or specialist can be frustrating because medical billing is notoriously complicated. Most invoices include a long list of services and fees that may not make sense to the average person. Learning how to read your medical bill and understanding the components of a medical invoice will help you avoid confusion and be better informed about your healthcare expenses.
Have you ever delayed medical treatment due to financial or other reasons? If so, you’re not alone. According to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly one in three Americans have avoided medical treatment due to cost. It’s important to understand that delaying needed medical care impacts not only the patient but also creates problems for their families and for employers.
Take it from the politicians: healthcare is an economic issue. In fact, it’s one of the most important ones.