Survey: 41% of Consumers Lack Confidence in the Accuracy of Their Medical Bills
The survey, compiled by Decipher Research for Intuit Health in Jan. 2010, polled 1,000 American adults online. The survey found that 57 percent of respondents have seen at least one medical bill go to a collection agency, and 45 percent of respondents wait more than a month to pay their medical bills. Fifty percent still send a paper check in the mail.
Around 25 percent of respondents were unsure whether to pay the physician or the insurance company. Seventy percent said they are somewhat or very concerned about managing their healthcare bills in 2011 — the same percentage as last year.
Read the Intuit release on the second annual HealthCare Check-Up Survey.
Read more on medical bills:
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-6 Best Practices for Ensuring Full Payment From Patients
-5 Ways to Improve Your Revenue Cycle Process in 2011
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