Insurance Basics: Understanding Your Bill Watch an informative video
After you visit a provider, you may get a bill telling you how much you have to pay.
After you get care, your provider sends a bill, or “claim,” to your insurance company. Your insurance company handles the claim and sends you an Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
Doctors and insurers use standard codes for each medical service or supply. That helps them communicate about treatments and payments clearly.
Every medical service has its own special code number called a CPT® code. Knowing that code number helps you get the most accurate cost estimate and understand your bill.