The following organizations and Web sites can help you troubleshoot difficulties with your medi-cal bills.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
This Web site provides contact information for every state’s insurance commissioner.
Medical Billing Advocates of America
On this Web site, click on “Find an Advocate” to locate medical bill advocates — professionals who look for errors in medical bills — in your state. Some medical bill advocates charge hourly rates, from $50 to $175, for their services; others take a commission on any money their work saves you.
Medicare Fraud or Abuse
(800) HHS-TIPS (447-8477)
Use this Web site or phone number to report Medicare fraud or abuse. (For general coverage ques-tions, use the phone number on your Medicare card.)