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Over Labor Day weekend, I fell and broke my hand. Seeing my finger dangling at an odd angle was alarming, not to mention painful, but I’ll confess the first words out of my mouth when I arrived at the ER were, “I want to confirm that you are a participating provider in my insurance.”
I have decent health insurance, but I’ll admit I border on paranoid when it comes to medical bills. I have heard numerous horror stories on the Credit.com blog from consumers whose medical bill nightmares have ruined their credit, often through no fault of their own. In fact, about half of all collection accounts on credit reports are due to medical bills, and medical debt often has a significant impact on credit scores.
I wasn’t about to take that chance.
Find out what she did:
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A medical billing professional for over 30 years now, I have seen a lot of changes in this field, and there are a lot more on the horizon. Follow me as we see what they mean and for who.