Medical Bill Mistakes of the Week
August 4, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington
In this episode, when it comes to medical bills, Dr. Virgie reminds us "if it doesn't have CPT codes - it's not a real bill!" She also shares an "Ask a Doctor with Dr. Virgie" listener's story about getting ahead of games many hospital billing departments play when we call to request a real bill. Finally, Dr. Virgie talks about commentary from ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING's Adam Conover on a Tik Toker's savings of more than $3000 - just by asking the facility for a real bill!
Crush Medical Debt –Medical Bills Uncovered
Thursday at 2PM PST on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness
Welcome to “Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered”, America’s first medical money-saving show dedicated to protecting you from becoming a victim of the nation’s #1 cause of debt, stress, and bankruptcy – medical bills. Every week, we make the complex world of medical finances simple – while empowering you with the information you need to fight predatory bills to save your home, retirement savings, and financial future. From discussions with medical billing insider Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington sharing her expert-secrets-made-easy to specialists revealing money-saving health insights – we've got you covered so you can pay off medical bills fast! So, join us on this mission to crush medical debt. Because when knowledge is power – saving you time and money – health is wealth! Tune in to "Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered" every Thursday at 2 PM Pacific/5 pm Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel and begin your journey to financial wellness today!
Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington
Virgie Bright Ellington, MD is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW series. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines. Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.