Do you have $10,000 laying around? No? Didn't think so...
The challenge with medical bills is to NOT let them go to collections. Kills your credit rating, and presents a whole slew of problems on top.
To avoid this, call a patient advocate: 800-532-5274
From the PatientAdvocate.org website:
Our Mission:A MASSIVE resource in case your medical bills ruck over you...
to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
We assist patients with:
- Medical Debt Crisis
- Insurance Access Issues
- Job Retention Issues