How do medical bill errors occur?
Medical bills are determined by a combination of inputs from the nurse, doctor, coder, and varying insurance company policies. It’s easy for errors to occur and go unchecked.
Do medical bill errors really happen?
- Yes. Various studies report an exceedingly wide range of errors, with a conservative estimate at 11%, according to CMS. This results in an estimated overcharges of roughly 24%.
Who has access to my information?
- Personally identifiable information is never shared with anyone outside of Athos and is protected with HIPAA compliant security.
Will Athos contact my doctor?
- Most medical billing is handled by office staff or administrators, and not your physician. Athos requests case notes and itemization of bills, so your doctor is rarely involved.
Does Athos negotiate in-network medical bills?
While in-network providers may have high prices as well, they also have predetermined rates set by your insurance company. Therefore, we are unable to negotiate them on your behalf.