Hi all, I'm not too much of a poster (more a lurker type) but wanted to let you know something interesting I've learned recently. Like many of us with a special needs kiddo, doctor/hospital/lab bills can get out of sight. The other day we received 5 in one day - ugh!
Many hospitals and labs (i.e: LabCorp) offer pay-in-full discounts - all you need to do is ask. DH thought I was nuts when i started making phone calls but in a little less than an hour I saved nearly $600.
LabCorp, interestingly, offers a bigger discount the more times they have sent you a bill. Since I called on the 1st issuance of the bill they gave me a 20% disc - if I had waited for the 6th/7th it would have been 40%. I did ask for the 40% so we could save the hassle for both - no dice, but the woman laughed and said she wished she could.