A LAWYER has revealed a simple hack that could save you thousands in medical bills on your next visit.
According to a recent video on TikTok by money and finance attorney Erika Kullberg, asking important questions can save you tons of money at the hospital.
Erika goes on to act out a mock scene in the clip to explain her hack.
She initially portrays a character who injured his finger and decided to go to the hospital to get stitches.
They then ask the doctor (also portrayed by Erika) how much it will cost to get those stitches.
The doctor says they don’t give prices up front but send the bill to the patient later.
The video then cuts to allegedly two weeks later, where the woman who received the stitches finds out the cost was $5,000.
She calls the hospital back for an explanation and they bluntly state that it’s the right amount.
That’s where Erika’s hack comes in, as her character reveals that she’s allowed to request an “itemized bill that breaks down each specific charge and shows the billing code.”
According to Erika, that’s because about 80 percent of medical bills reportedly contain errors.
When patients can see the detailed bill, they can check for errors such as: B. being billed for something they didn’t receive or double billed, Erika explained.
The video ends with the medical staff getting upset that the woman knew this trick.
Erika’s advice to ask for an itemized bill is allowed in most hospitals.
Many experts and even well-known business services companies have also recommended asking for an itemized bill.
Experian cited requiring an itemized bill as one of the first things to do when negotiating medical expenses.
Others have already taken advantage of this trick and saved tons.
As The US Sun previously reported, a patient recently had his bill reduced by 76 percent after asking for a detailed receipt.
It reportedly started at $4,000 and dropped to $750 after they asked for the details.
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