Do you have health insurance but still got a large bill from a hospital or other healthcare facility?
If so, you might qualify for a process called mediation and may not have to pay the whole bill.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process you can request that requires your health plan and doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider to meet with a mediator about your bill.
You most likely qualify for medical bill mediation if you:
- Have a balance bill for $500 or more;
- Were treated at a hospital, freestanding ER, or other facility; and
- Have healthcare through the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) or the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) or your health insurance card displays “DOI,” or Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), on it.