Balance Billing in South Carolina
After you have been injured in an accident, your main focus should be on getting better. Too often, though, this gets pushed aside by other issues. You find yourself dealing with insurance companies, deductibles, adjusters and medical administrators.
Sometimes you don’t get treated fairly and you may never know it. This happens through tactics such as balance billing.
Balance billing occurs when a health care provider – such as a doctor, hospital, outpatient clinic or emergency room – tries to collect money directly from a patient after getting partial reimbursement from an insurance company. In many cases, balance billing is illegal.