DEALING WITH MEDICAL BILLING OFFICE AFTER INJURY ACCIDENT
After being injured in an accident, many people require medical treatment. In Minnesota, we have great doctors, clinics and hospital that provide first class care. Unfortunately, the medical bills and insurance issues can be very complicated and difficult to sort out – particularly after an accident injury. Making sure the accident medical bills are understood and paid is actually a large part of what our lawyers do. People often assume that our attorneys spend most of our time proving who was at fault in causing the accident, but that is only a part of what we do and in many cases who was at fault is obvious from the beginning. Our lawyers actually spend more time proving what medical treatment and injuries are related to the accident, and sorting through the insurance issues. The insurance issues are often so complicated that the business office at a medical clinic has a hard time figuring it out, and they often initially get it wrong.
Part of the confusion with a medical clinic billing office comes from understanding, or misunderstanding, which insurance to bill for the treatment. For example, after a car accident there may be No-Fault insurance coverage and also health insurance, and sometimes even workers compensation insurance. Which insurance to bill depends on a number of factors, and then who to bill can even change over time as there is more treatment and the dollar amount of the bills grows.
When dealing with the billing office at a medical clinic, it is important to stay calm and not get angry. Try to understand that these are complicated issues and the people dealing with the bills for the clinic are only a little less confused than you are.
If you have been injured in an accident of any kind and have questions about medical bills, insurance, or the clinic’s billing office, you are welcome to call our office and speak with an attorney for a free consultation. Our lawyers have 25 years’ experience dealing with accident injury medical bills on a daily basis. We are in regular contact with most of the major medical clinics throughout Minnesota. A lawyer will explain your rights to you and answer your questions, and if we take your case we are only compensated based on a percentage of the compensation you ultimately receive.