When you receive a medical bill that makes you want to cry a little, you don’t necessarily have to resign yourself to paying that full amount. Negotiating bills, especially those that are over a couple of hundred dollars, is almost always an option. After you double check your medical bills, you can either try to negotiate a lower price on your own or even hire a negotiation service like Medical Cost Advocate.

This is one of the services available that will help you to lower your medical bills (as long as those bills are at least $200). You can do everything online with this service just by entering your medical bill, treatment codes and other information into the company’s interface. When they are able to reduce your bills, their fee is 35% of whatever savings they earn you. Typically, savings are anywhere from 20% to 50% when you use this service.

Check out another great service to try out over at Real Simple’s How to Get Help With Medical Bills.