Every Statement Is Not A Bill.
Imagine getting this advice from an Elder Law Attorney. And yet, that is exactly what Cathy Sikorski, Esq. colleague and friend told me in a recent conversation.
“Excuse me, did I hear you correctly? Don’t immediately pay a hospital, doctor, physical therapist or any other medical provider bill?”
Yes, yes you did. You need to do some checking before paying. In her article “Don’t pay those medical bills” Cathy explains why you should not immediately pay the bill, and offers practical advice on medical billing and dealing with insurance.
In addition, Cathy has written a terrific book “Who Moved My Teeth” where she gets into even more details on this topic and many others including: Powers of Attorney, Medicare, Medicaid and Medigap, and how to get insurance companies, social security, the VA and doctors to talk to you, the caregiver. “Who Moved My Teeth” is full of practical tips, links to resources and is an entertaining read.
Cathy Sikorski is a practicing attorney in dealing in Elder Law, and has been a significant caregiver for the past 25 years. She has engaged in many speaking engagements, radio programs, and podcasts to promote preparation and humor in aging, healthcare and caregiving.
Disclaimer: The material in this blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace, nor does it replace, consulting with a physician, lawyer, accountant, financial planner or other qualified professional.