If you’ve settled your case, you may be worried about negotiating your medical bills after the settlement. After all, you’ve just spent a significant amount of money on the treatment you received. However, there are ways to make your medical bills cheaper after the settlement. Here are some tips for you. As you negotiate your medical bills, remember that you don’t want to pay more than you have to. You also don’t want debt collectors to call you for unpaid medical bills.
First, gather all relevant documents. You’ll need these documents to identify the billing issue. This is very important because most billing issues fall into one of four categories. The National Consumer Law Center suggests that you don’t pay anything until you’ve negotiated the medical bill. After all, paying off one bill will make another one more affordable. Moreover, you’ll want to avoid paying the entire bill until after the settlement.
Another way to reduce your medical bills after a settlement is to negotiate with the facility that handled the bill. Ask if you can get a payment plan, bill forgiveness, or a reduction. It’s important to contact financial aid providers before the bill is sent to collections or your account gets behind. You’ll have a better chance of reducing your bills if you negotiate with your lawyer before your case is settled.