Are you being overcharged for medical services? Are you being charged for services you did not receive? Do your medical bills have “surprises” in them? Do you have insurance denials? Many hospital and physician bills have errors. Insurance payments may be too low and the patient balance may be too high.
Let’s make sense of your medical bills and find savings.
Help is available from an expert in physician and hospital billing.
Call (650) 393-3447
Linda founded The Medical Bill Advocate LLC after 25 years as the Director of billing for all physician specialties and hospital services at two top academic medical centers- Stanford Healthcare/Hospital and WU Medicine at BJC Hospital.
She is a member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, APHA
and the Greater National Advocates, GNA
REVIEW medical bills and insurance payments for errors, overcharges and denials.
NEGOTIATE charge reductions with hospitals and physicians.
OVERTURN insurance denials
WIN insurance and hospital appeals
AUDIT hospital bills
ANALYZE and explain insurance EOBs (explanation of benefits)
REDUCE out-of-network bills
RESOLVE high charges
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"Dealing with a Deluge of Medical Bills and Heachaches- Healthcare billing advocates and auditors can help navigate and reduce bills." (www.erictyson.com)
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" I'm so glad I was recommended to Linda. Her price is good. She got the bill to a zero balance. I could have never done that myself. She knew what to do and did a good job at it. I would tell anyone to call her if they have a bill they need taken care of. It took that burden of trying to get that bill resolved. I really appreciate that. I will call her again if I ever have a bill to be resolved in the future. Thank you! "
" I could not have managed my hospital debt without Linda's help! She assisted me with contacting different providers and getting the collections agencies debt cleared. I would still be sitting with over $15,000 in debt if it wasn't for her help. I would definitely recommend her services! "
" Linda was very thorough and was able to reduce our bills an additional 20% and 50% . It was a relief to not only have a bill reduction but to let someone skilled in medical billing negotiate on my behalf. Would recommend"
"We are so thankful to have found Linda for help with our medical bill! While we got no where negotiating with the hospital on our own, Linda was able to save us thousands off our bill! It was such a relief to have her advocating for us and speaking to the billing department on our behalf! We could not recommend her services enough! Thank you for everything Linda!"
"I wish to compliment "The Medical Bill Advocate”- within 24 hours of my initial conversation with your organization you evaluated our hospital bills and we formulated a strategy that got me a substantial discount. We were very pleased with the prompt efficient and knowledgeable individual we dealt with and we saved a lot of money.
Thank you very much"
"Linda has saved me hundreds, perhaps even thousands of dollars over the years because she knows all the ins and outs of hospital billing and quickly spots overcharges. She also is a skilled negotiator when dealing with the billing departments for my various physicians and hospitals. She is always able to communicate with them calmly and rationally to solve a problem. In addition, she responds quickly to my requests to investigate non-payment problems with my third party insurers. She has been a life saver!"
“I had a claim I wanted to dispute, and I did not know how to go about it. I "googled" search how to dispute a medical claim and then learned about patient advocates. I found Linda through a patient advocate search. I am glad I found her! She was very professional and took the time out to help me. Medical billing is complicated, but Linda helped me to better understand it. I highly recommend her services.”
"Saved me a lot of money and provided emotional support to combat the stress involved in surprise medical bills and insurance claim denials. I work for healthcare and even I am confused by the 'maze'. Will be sure to refer any friends and family for your help."
" My husband needed an emergency procedure but it was not pre-authorized so the insurance company denied payment. Linda negotiated large discounts from the facility, surgeon and anesthesiologist, which greatly reduced the patient balances. This has been a lesson learned for me and my family. I would be glad to provide a reference for Linda's billing services."
"Linda was able to make sense and cut through red tape with the dual insurance companies I have. She was able to get tens of thousands of dollars off my bills."