Have You Overpaid Because of Balance Billing?
Balance billing is a controversial and often illegal practice in which your healthcare provider – usually a physician or hospital – goes after you for money that you don’t owe.
Balance billing may happen when your health plan pays less than what your doctor or hospital charges and want to be paid. Your healthcare provider may demand the balance of the bill from you. Unfortunately, some people do not know that this is inappropriate and, fearing a call from a debt collector or a threat to their credit rating, pay what is being asked.