Overlooking or Missing a Medical Bill Can Lower the Value of Your Client’s Personal Injury Case

Medical bills contain a wealth of information about a client’s diagnosis, treatment and damages, but frequently the person reviewing the bills does not fully understand the information presented. And, at times, a complete copy of the medical bills were not produced by the healthcare provider.

Without a clear understanding of the medical bills, or a full copy of the bills, an attorney cannot adequately prescribe a settlement value to the client’s case.  Typically, insurance adjusters consider the total medical bills and expenses related to an injury when determining how much to compensate an injured person. However, if an attorney’s demand letter and package is missing medical bills, or if it overlooks certain bills, or it does not contain a proper calculation of the total bills and expenses, the settlement demand, and in turna settlement offer, may be too low.

Therefore, it is vital that a full copy of medical bills is obtained from each of the client’s healthcare providers and that the bills are reviewed by someone with experience in, analyzing, and calculating the total amount of the bills and expenses.

AcroDocz’s staff is trained in medical billing and coding. Our summaries of medical bills have allowed attorneys to seek larger recoveries for their clients by identifying charges incurred related to an accident or incident that were overlooked or misunderstood by the attorney.  In addition, AcroDocz’s team can review the records, treatment codes, and bills to ensure that all bills have been produced by the healthcare providers.

An AcroBill Report™ is a customizable summary of a patient’s bills from various healthcare providers presented in an easily understood report, with hyperlinks to the bills. The report contains the following:

  1. Date of the bill.
  2. Service or treatment date.
  3. Description of service or treatment and definition of the CPT code (the code that identifies the service or procedure).
  4. Charges billed to the insurance company and patient.
  5. Adjustments (the amount the healthcare provider has agreed not to charge).
  6. Insurance payments.
  7. Patient payments.
  8. Balance/amount due.
  9. Any duplicate charges.
  10. Calculation of the total amount of all charges billed to the insurance company and patient.
  11. Calculation of the total amount of all payments made by the insurance company and patient.

The report contains all of the relevant information regarding medical bills and expenses related to an accident and can be relied upon by an attorney when determining the case’s settlement value.  Contact Us to learn more about the AcroBill Report™.

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