Thursday, November 5, 2009

Americans Want Better Healthcare Billing

A new TransUnion survey of recent hospital patients finds most of them can't decipher their medical bills.

A major surgery is scary enough without the cascade of never-ending, obtusely-written medical statements that pour in piecemeal for months afterward. Going through the mail can become a nerve-wracking experience. Why can't patients receive one all-encompassing bill that breaks down -- in layman's terms -- all the services they're being billed for? It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to do. Or is it?

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