Health Crises & Medical Bills: A Need for Patient Advocacy
May 17, 2013•9 min
Have you ever received a medical bill and thought, "What the heck?" Learn how you can avoid confusing medical bills, and even save some money.Do you need a medical claims advocate in your life? Perhaps you already have one and just don't know it! Over half of all American companies with more than 500 employees offer this benefit. Before you call HR or the benefits department, listen to Becky Stephenson, co-president of the Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals and President/CEO of VersaClaim. She specializes in guiding consumers and patients through that minefield of medical paperwork and invoices, especially in the midst of a terrifying health crisis.If you think you're in the clear, just think back to that first time you received a bill from the hospital for their services.You probably asked yourself, "what bizarre language did they write this in and what do these codes, abbreviations and acronyms mean?" And at the bottom line there was likely a number that may have made you sicker than the condition you went in for.Fortunately, you can avoid future instances of medical billing confusion simply by joining us for this informative interview.