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Try to negotiate a rate with the billing department upfront. Once you agree on the price of the procedure, be sure to get everything in writing as well as a receipt. Keep in mind that there may be extra costs if complications occur. This works well for routine procedures and saves the facility the hassle of filing with your insurance company and hounding you for a payment in the end. It also saves you from accruing miscellaneous charges in the end.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|