The New York Times posted a very useful article, Bargaining Down the Medical Bills, by Lesley Alderman, addressing how to negotiate prices with doctors and hospitals. It points out the top tips on how to negotiate successfully and explains why the medical field may adjust many of your bills.
With the price of everything seemingly on the rise and a lot of us losing our insurance or dropping much of the top benefits, haggling with medical procedures is almost becoming a necessity. However, the way you discuss a doctor's fee is going to be different than the way you try to get a car salesman to drop the price of a car, as Alderman points out.
It helps to understand how medical billing works so that you can better define your expectations of how much can be discounted.
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