BEAT THE BILLS!

How to Understand the Financial Side of Healthcare.

by Laurie DeSantis Kapetanakis

BEAT THE BILLS!
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BEAT THE BILLS!

How to Understand the Financial Side of Healthcare.

by Laurie DeSantis Kapetanakis

Published Apr 24, 2018
103 Pages
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / General



 

Book Details

Consumers must take control over their healthcare costs. Medical billing has become very complex and unintentional errors occur that could cost you extra out-of-pocket expenses unless you take the time to learn how to quickly identify these errors and to avoid being over-charged. This book will provide a foundation for what you should do to manage your medical expenses. It will provide you with fundamental questions to ask when your bill from a doctor or hospital does not look right to you. It will also provide you with guidelines for understanding the terminology you so often hear your health insurer, human resource departments and/or health care provider’s use that may make you scratch your head in wonder. The financial side of healthcare will become progressively more difficult to navigate if you do not understand the basics. Governmental changes are not widely publicized so the average lay person truly understands the benefits. Simple things such as; you should NOT have to pay a copay for a routine physical, even if during that visit you’ve identified a healthcare concern. If you are billed the copay HOW do you ask the right question to your doctor’s billing office so the claim is fixed? This book is designed to provide you with the essential information that will save you money out of your pocket.

 

About the Author

Laurie DeSantis Kapetanakis

Laurie DeSantis Kapetanakis has spent 35 years assisting physicians and families navigate through the financial side of healthcare. She has worked in hospital systems from east to west coasts. Laurie has worked with physicians in the areas of Patient Financial and Revenue Cycle Management. She has been an advocate for families to help them understand their health benefits and the financial resources when receiving healthcare services. She has a passion to ensure health systems and insurance companies “do the right thing” for their patients, not just in quality patient care, but in supporting them when they are faced with unforeseen health events by assisting them fit the pieces of the healthcare financial puzzle together. She has spent the last 30-years working with a medical school and a large Pediatric Sub-Specialty practice in the areas of Revenue Cycle Management and is part-owner of a Medical Practice Management Consulting company, Healthcare Revenue Logic, LLC, located in Norfolk, Virginia, which offers a menu of services for physicians nationwide.