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Want to save on medical bills? Learn to negotiate!

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There’s no rule that says you can’t try to negotiate your treatment costs before or after a procedure. Before negotiations begin, however, know what the prices are. Second, talk to people on the inside, if able, to help interpret the items on a medical bill. Flat billing is one way to prevent surprises down the road. And when it comes time to pay, see if they’ll cut you a break if you pay half up front.