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Nevada Insurance Enrollment Explains How To Understand Your Hospital Bill

LAS VEGAS - nvtip -- Emergency room visits and hospital stays are generally stressful. Unfortunately, the bill you receive a few weeks later can cause nearly as much anxiety as the medical event itself. Understanding your emergency room bill, including what charges are on there and whether they are fair, can help you spot discrepancies and potentially save you money.

Understanding the Charges Listed on Your Emergency Room Bill

Get a Detailed Hospital Bill

The emergency room bill lists the major charges from your visit, including procedures, tests and any medications that were administered. If your bill is higher than expected, the first thing you should do is ask for an "itemized bill" that breaks down every charge. This can help you spot redundancies or absurdly high charges.

Spotting Errors
Your healthcare provider is not out to cheat you and charge you outlandish prices for simple services. However, medical billing is an overly complicated process, and mistakes happen. In some cases, those mistakes can cost you money, making it worth your while to check your bill carefully.

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Double charges: Make sure that you were not charged twice for the same supplies, medicine, or tests.

Number errors: If a fee seems unreasonably high, look for repeating digits or extra zeros (for example, $3,661 instead of $361.) An easy way to spot unfair pricing is by using an online database to check your charges.

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North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 898-0554

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