Never pay the first bill : and other ways to fight the health care system and win
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
[New York] : Portfolio/Penguin, [2021].
Status
Central Library - Health and Fitness - 2nd Floor
610.28 AL
1 available
Forest Ave. Library - Nonfiction - Adult
610.28 AL
1 available
South Side Library - New Nonfiction - New Books
610.28 AL
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Central Library - Health and Fitness - 2nd Floor610.28 ALOn Shelf
Forest Ave. Library - Nonfiction - Adult610.28 ALOn Shelf
South Side Library - New Nonfiction - New Books610.28 ALOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

About the Author, Reviews, Awards, and More

More Details

Format
Book
Physical Desc
xx, 265 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"From award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen, a primer for anyone who wants to fight the predatory health care system--and win. Every year, millions of Americans are overcharged and underserved while the health care industry makes record profits. We know something is wrong, but the layers of bureaucracy designed to discourage complaints make pushing back seem impossible. At least, this is what the health care power players want you to think. Never Pay the First Bill is the guerrilla guide to health care the American people and employers need. Drawing on 15 years of investigating the health care industry, reporter Marshall Allen shows how companies and individuals have managed to force medical providers to play fair, and shows how you can, too. He reveals the industry's pressure points and how companies and individuals have fought overbilling, price gouging, insurance denials, and more to get the care they deserve. Laying out a practical plan for protecting yourself against the system's predatory practices, Allen offers the inspiration you need and tried-and-true strategies such as: Analyze and contest your medical bills, so you don't pay more than you should; obtain the billing codes for a procedure in advance; write in an appropriate treatment clause before signing financial documents; get your way by suing in small claims court. Few politicians and CEOs have been willing to stand up to the medical industry. It is up to the American people to equip ourselves to fight back for the sake of our families--and everyone else"--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Allen, M. (2021). Never pay the first bill: and other ways to fight the health care system and win . Portfolio/Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Allen, Marshall. 2021. Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win. [New York]: Portfolio/Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Allen, Marshall. Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win [New York]: Portfolio/Penguin, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Allen, Marshall. Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win Portfolio/Penguin, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.