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

Medical bills contain a wealth of information, but frequently the attorney or staff member reviewing the bills does not understand the information presented. Furthermore, at times, unbeknownst to the attorney or staff, a full and complete of the medical bills were not produced by the healthcare provider.

Without a clear understanding of the medical bills, or without a full copy, an attorney cannot adequately prescribe a settlement value to the client’s case.  Typically, insurance adjusters take into consideration 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, overlooks certain bills, or does not contain a proper calculation of the total bills and expenses, the settlement demand, and in-turn a settlement offer, may be too low.

Therefore, it is vital that a full and complete 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, breaking down, and calculating the total amount of the bills and expenses.

AcroDocz’s staff is trained in medical billing and coding and our summaries of medical bills have allowed attorneys to seek larger recoveries for their clients by identifying charges that were incurred related to an accident or incident which 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.

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/or definition of the CPT code (the code that identifies the service or procedure).
  4. Charges billed to insurance company and/or 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 charge.
  10. Calculation of total amount of all charges billed to insurance company and patient.
  11. Calculation of 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 settlement value of the case.  Contact us at info@acrodocz.com or (786) 633-3100 to learn more about the AcroBill Report™.

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