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Hospital Bill Negotiation

May 06, 2012 2 comments

by Lizzy Bale

Going to the emergency room or extended hospital treatments for any reason can add up quickly when it comes to medical bills. Even those who have insurance will find that only a portion of the visit is covered by the company and the rest of the cost is billed to the individual or family who has received medical services. Fortunately, working through debt consolidation can provide a solution to high hospital bills that are difficult to manage.

Potential Solutions to High Hospital Bills:

After health insurance goes through, a medical bill might still have a high out-of-pocket expense. The high expense might not seem easy to pay, but the reality is that the hospital bills do have a few potential solutions available.

Consolidating debt is one possible solution that will help the situation. Consolidating debt is best when the hospital bills are not the only area of struggle. If you are struggling with hospital bills, credit cards and other unsecured debts, consolidation will help reduce the monthly payments on all of the accounts.

Turning to consolidation services is about getting a reduced payment through negotiation. In most cases, the negotiation will target interest charges on the account. In the case of a hospital bill, the negotiation will vary based on the situation. If the hospital is adding interest and fees to the account, the negotiation will strive to reduce or even eliminate the extra charges.high hospital bills can cause financial problems

Another solution is hospital bill negotiation. This solution is best served when the major cause of the financial struggle relates to the hospital bill and not other forms of debt.

During hospital bill negotiation, our professionals will discuss changes to the payment plan for a lower amount and the elimination of added fees or charges placed on the account. If the hospital is charging an added interest fee, negotiations will strive to bring down the rate for a reduced payment that will not extend the term of the payment.

Settlement is another option available for debt relief. Settling the hospital bill will reduce the total principal owed on the account and will make it possible to completely eliminate the debt. Settlement negotiates a reduced payment in exchange for paying a lump sum of cash to the hospital. The debt is completely cleared from the account as a result of making the lump sum payment.

Selecting the Best Program:

The credit relief program that is best for hospital bills will depend on the particular situation. In most cases, negotiation or consolidation is appropriate to work out a monthly payment plan that will not result in struggling with other financial necessities.

Settlement negotiation for relief from medical bills is best left for situations when monthly payments or paying the full amount is simply not a possibility. When it is not possible to pay the full amount of the bill, our professional negotiators can help you get a reduced bill that is a little easier to handle.

Selecting the best program depends on a wide range of factors, like the number of debts and the financial situation, so it will vary between individuals.

Benefits of Negotiation:

We understand the stress of trying to deal with expensive and unplanned hospital bills. The goal of negotiations is getting the best possible deal for your needs. That means you will see some benefits that will help reduce the financial struggle of paying the bill.

The first key benefit is affordable monthly payments. Whether it is through consolidation or basic medical bill negotiation, the lower cost of the monthly payments is a likely outcome. It will reduce the burden of the debt so that it is easier to get the situation back under control.

In cases of settlement, the negotiation will help clear the bill completely. After paying the compromised amount, the bill is completely paid and will not require any further consideration for the debt.

Any phone calls from creditors will stop shortly after getting professional help. The negotiation process helps put the phone calls on hold and once the compromise is reached and payments or the lump sum is received, the calls will not continue.

The reduced stress of dealing with finances is another key element of the negotiation. A medical procedure is stressful enough without adding the stress of trying to keep up with high bills. Negotiation will help alleviate some of the stress by making the bill manageable.

Hospital bills can add up quickly when a medical emergency arises. Even with insurance, the out-of-pocket expense might not be possible to pay in full or according to the available payment plan through the hospital. Negotiating on the bill can help the situation. Call us today for more information relating to medical bills and consolidation services.


Comments

Usha 12 May, 2012

My husband hospitalized and operated in emergency. Hospital bills came to 30,000 and Insurance paid up to $10,000 as per our benefits.
I would like to hire a medical negotiator to help getting discount on this huge bill.

Thanks,
Usha

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admin 17 May, 2012

Hello Usha-

Sorry to hear about your husband.

You can give us a call at 1(877) 610-6990 to discuss your medical bill situation and see how we can help you.

Thank you.

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