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Published: Sunday, Jan. 1 2012 4:21 p.m. MST

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MyChildrensKeeper
Taylorsville, UT

To help drive down the rampant and inflated health care costs we consumers have to become more cost conscience in the billing cost hospitals and doctors are billing insurance companies and individuals. We have to start demanding full disclose of all daily care costs before billing insurance, or even demand you get the "detailed" bill to send to your insurance.

The American people have been trusting health care far too long and fraud by billions of dollars/year is the name of the game in Utah. You are liable for all costs. People think $500 co-pay absolves them of costs, but insurance is the limited copay. If a patient suspects fraudulent charges you can call insurance to request hold on payment pending bill review of costs.

Accountable disclosure, limit billing without review, are your primary factor in choosing a hospital or doctor, and its your consumer right as debtor. If they should claim it will take too long, tell them you are not in a hurray, after all its your thousands of dollars of unpaid debt, not insurance companies.

Defrauding insurance and bankrupting patients is not good health care.

perspicacious
Salt lake city, Utah

Rather meaningless report. Can't they even alphabetize? And categories are to general. Why not list the malpractice claims and detail about doctors sanctioned by dopl or the hospitals? The Utah Department is rather impotent in warning the public about bad doctors. It needs to be done to avoid the high rate of deaths in some hospitals.

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