They say everything’s bigger in Texas. And after an accident, you may have massive Texas medical bills that you cannot pay. If the other driver caused the wreck, you may have to wait weeks – or months! – to be reimbursed in a settlement or lawsuit!
But what to do about those ‘3rd Notice’ doctor and hospital bills that are on your counter? How should you pay them before they go to collections? Here are some tips:
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
TDI has several helpful resources for Texans who can’t pay their major medical bills after an accident:
- Mediation: The staff at TDI can work with you and your medical care providers on a payment agreement until your accident case is resolved. At that time, you can request that the other driver’s insurance company reimburse the state and your own auto or health insurance.
- Complaints: TDI assists many Texans each year to get medical bills reduced and even cancelled in some cases.
- Reimbursement rates: You can review this guide with common billing codes for most medical procedures. See if you have been billed fairly or not.
Texas Department of State Health Service
You can contact this agency if you think that a Texas hospital has billed you unfairly.
Texas Medical Board
Contact the Texas Medical Board if you believe that a Texas doctor has billed you excessively for your accident injuries and treatments.
Still need help paying medical bills?
Also try the Texas page for Needhelpayingbills.com for resources.
If you are working with a Texas personal injury attorney, talk to him or her about helping you get back on your feet financially after your accident.
For more, please see our Texas Resources page.
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