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Mistakes are common in health care bills

Here’s a key way to prevent paying more for your health care than you should

 “At least 50 percent of the claims reviewed on behalf of DirectPath’s clients contain an error, according to the employee-benefits manager.”
“Simple mistakes can result in higher bills, which means you should be checking every single bill you receive from a doctor or other provider.”
“Mistakes are rampant,” said Bridget Lipezker, senior vice president of advocacy and transparency at employee-benefits manager DirectPath. “In the complicated world of health-care billing, don’t make the assumption that a medical bill is right.”
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Source: Financial Planning for Women