US News & World Report: 8 Questions to Ask Before Paying Medical Bill

Maryalene LaPonsieApril 12, 2022

Doctor calculating bills

A single stay in the hospital can result in a bewildering array of bills covering a number of services and providers. Some statements may provide scant details to justify charges while others could include descriptions or codes that make little sense to the average person.


The use of technology and online solutions can make this process easier for consumers, according to Will Reilly, vice president of marketing for R1 RCM. “With a digital approach, patients should be able to manage everything from a consolidated view,” he says. “This puts bills from hospitals, doctors and other clinicians in one place alongside the EOBs so patients can clearly see charges, insurance payments and out-of-pocket costs.”


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Author Bio: Maryalene LaPonsie holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and has been writing professionally for more than 20 years. She specializes in finance topics and has contributed to U.S. News & World Report since 2015. Ms. LaPonsie’s work can also be found on Money Talks News, MSN, Yahoo Finance and elsewhere on the web.