California Medical Billing Advocates (CALMBA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with a mission to reduce or eliminate unjust medical bills before they become crippling debt.
Our Officers and Board of Directors are ex-healthcare finance executives, professors from UCSF and UC Hastings, and healthcare lawyers providing free expert assistance.
We believe surprise and excessive medical bills are part of a structural problem due to the complex U.S healthcare system. Unfortunately, many patients get caught up with potentially crippling bills. We believe this is unjust; and founded CALMBA to help.
WE NEGOTIATE MOST TYPES OF MEDICAL BILLS, AND WE CAN HELP ANYWHERE IN CALIFORNIA
WE OPERATE ENTIRELY ON GRANTS AND DONATIONS TO PROVIDE 100% FREE SERVICES TO PATIENTS.
Here we answer some of the most common medical bill / debt questions from patients.
If you want clarification on any of these questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit a case.
How Can CALMBA Help Negotiate My Medical Bills?
How Do I Get Help Paying Medical Bills?
Why Did I Get a Big Surprise Medical Bill? What Should I Do?
How do I Get Help with Paying Medical Bills If I Am Uninsured in California?
How do I Get Help with Medical Bill After Insurance in California, if I Have Not Met my Deductible?
Medical Billing and Coding
What is Medical Coding and Billing?
What are Some Common Billing Errors?
How Do I Fight Medical Bills For Billing Errors?
What is an Itemized Bill?
What is an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)?
California Medical Billing Advocates
1390 Market Street, STE 200