A "Fat Finger" Can Cost You Thousands in Medical Bills!

Denied! Not uncommon these days when submitting a claim into your health insurance company. Maybe it was a fat finger! Yes, this happens more than you can image. Humans are typing in those codes, and humans make mistakes, but those mistakes can cost you thousands. We have all done it, You accidentally type in the “P” instead of the “O”. On Facebook, it only costs a few snide remarks and maybe some embarrassment if you are a “writer” and your boss happens to “look on.” We have all been there. However, in the “healthcare billing world,” one slip of the finger can create a “wrong code” that can put a person into bankruptcy.

Here is what to look for: At the top of your itemized bill, you will see a code that defines the hospital charges for your visit based on your diagnosis. If the code is incorrect, your insurance … Read More