Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Get a discount on your medical bills

I thought I would throw something out to all my frugal friends.

I ALWAYS, ALWAYS ask for discounts, if I think I can get them and often when I think I can't. Last week I got a bill from my cardiologist. I had gone for a routine stress test and my part of the bill after insurance was $101 dollars. I had not problem paying that. I expected it and we had the money.

When I called to make a payment, the lady asked if I wanted to pay in full. Well, that amount, I did plan to pay in full but you know me. I said, "Well, unless you can give me a discount." And she said she could!! She gave me a $30 discount just for asking. I didn't have to tell her I was broke or anything!

So, always ask for a discount.


Anonymous said...

My daughters oral surgeon gave us a discount last year when she had her wisdom teeth removed. All we had to do was pay it in cash the day it was great!

But I never thought to do it on other med bills...great idea


Frances said...

Hi, Judy! I have asked for discount on larger bills, but didn't think to ask on smaller one.

I have even gotten discounts on $40 lab bills!

SonyaAnn said...

A wonderful tip!!!! Now please do that with my mortgage.