Negotiating Fees

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Haggling over health care costs?

Negotiating Fees

Health care costs are expected to rise by more than 10% in 2002, despite sluggishness in the overall economy.

However, the Wall Street Journal (2/8/2002) reports that a small, but vocal, number of patients are finding success as they haggle with their providers over costs. One way they are doing this is researching in advance what some procedures cost ( and asking their doctors not to charge more than those standard costs.



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