How To Avoid Being Overcharged At The Hospital 

Are you ever shocked at a large hospital bill? Try these tips to reduce your charges and have your bill explained to you!

First, start early by asking the hospital to pause the billing process if you have cause for alarm. Then, itemize the bill. This will help you make sure you received each treatment described on the bill, so you can contest the charges you do not recognize.

On a bill, ask for “current procedural terminology” or CPT codes. These are standardized and can help you compare the cost of procedures nationwide at other hospitals. You may also need to request your own medical records.

Once you have compared your charges with the treatment you received and the prices at other hospitals, you’re ready to challenge any suspicious charges. (Yahoo! News)