It can be overwhelming to receive a large bill for medical or dental care. The Health Advocate Medical Bill Saver service gives you access to skilled negotiators who can help lower your out-of-pocket costs on your medical bills not covered by insurance. You could save hundreds—even thousands—of dollars. Just send them your bill!
The following provides step-by-step instructions for how Health Advocate can help you save money by negotiating lower prices for your bills.
You'll get a notification saying that you have a form ready for you to sign. This is a HIPAA authorization form (click here for an example) to allow them to communicate with the provider on your behalf.
Once you've signed your form, Health Advocate will reach out to the provider's office in order to negotiate a price reduction. This negotiation can lead to a reduction in your out-of-pocket costs, since your Advocate has intricate knowledge of the healthcare system. A few common issues that cause higher-than-normal bills are:
- Visiting an out-of-network provider
- Receiving care not covered by your medical plan
- Duplicate or erroneous charges
Once an agreement is made between the Health Advocate and the provider, the provider signs off on payment terms and conditions.
Health Advocate sends you an easy-to-read personal Savings Result Statement that shows how much you saved, how much it costs for you, and how to pay it off. Health Advocate is with you every step of the way!