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What information should be on the bill from your doctor, hospital, or another health care provider?

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It should include:

  • The name and address of the medical provider
  • The date of the bill
  • Your name, address, and account number
  • The date of treatment
  • The patient's name if it's not you
  • A description of the medical service provided
  • Cost of the service
  • The amount your insurance paid for the service
  • The remaining amount that you owe
  • Other unpaid charges that you might have had before this bill

From: Your Guide to Health Insurance Paperwork WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AARP: "What You Can Learn From Your Explanation of Benefits Statement."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Understanding Your Medical Bills."

American Cancer Society: "Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient."

FamilyDoctor.org: “Understanding Your Medical Bills.”

American Cancer Society: “Covering the costs of cancer treatment.”

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

AARP: "What You Can Learn From Your Explanation of Benefits Statement."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Understanding Your Medical Bills."

American Cancer Society: "Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient."

FamilyDoctor.org: “Understanding Your Medical Bills.”

American Cancer Society: “Covering the costs of cancer treatment.”

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

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