Other Resources and Information
Medical Bill Negotiation Services
The Healthcare Bluebook recommends that you talk with your provider if you can’t pay your bill or you
believe the charges are too high. You can find tips to help you discuss your medical bill with
your provider here.
There are some situations in which you may want to work with a company that specializes
in negotiating a reduction in your medical bills for you. These situations may include instances where:
- You contacted your provider and tried to get a reduction, but did not receive a
fair offer from your provider.
- You do not understand your medical bill and believe
there may be mistakes.
- You are unwilling or otherwise unable to discuss your bill
with your provider.
If you decide to work with a medical bill negotiation company, we recommend the following:
- Ensure the company has a good reputation and experience
- Don’t pay any fees upfront. You should only pay a fee if the company is successful in reducing your medical bill.
- Ensure the company negotiating on your behalf receives a signed document from the provider that outlines the new, reduced
medical bill (often called a release) PRIOR to receiving services
The Healthcare Bluebook has partnered with two organizations that provide medical bill negotiation services for our users. The bill negotiation companies will review and negotiate your bill of $200 or more for free. You will pay a percentage of
the amount they save for you, but only if they are successful at reducing your bill.
To learn more about their services visit Medical Cost Advocate
or INSNET. After your review, you may sign up for a service as a Healthcare
The Healthcare Bluebook performs a rigorous quality, cost and consumer review of all of service
partners. All Healthcare Bluebook partners must demonstrate a clear consumer benefit, competitive costs for
their services and exceptional customer service.
Medical Cost Advocate
The resources listed below may help you find information on your healthcare provider’s quality of care. It is always best to review
quality information when selecting your physician, hospital or other healthcare provider.
If you know of additional resources for pricing healthcare, please let us know by
submitting here firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospital Quality - This information is provided by the federal government based upon data they collect from hospitals.