The hospital where I was born is trying to screw me.
January 9, 2012 4:42 PM Subscribe
We live in California. My wife had to go to the ER in my Virginia hometown last year. She gave them her insurance info. Four months later, they sent an enormous bill for a small amount of care.
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She called them back, and they admitted they hadn't even tried to bill our insurance because "it was commercial and from California." She asked them to bill again. They failed to follow proper procedure in their further attempts to collect from our insurance (billing our local care provider back in California instead of following the instructions on our insurance card, among other things).
Last week we got a letter from our insurance provider stating that they wouldn't pay because the ER didn't submit a claim properly in a timely fashion. Today we got another bill for the same ridiculous amount (seriously, $700 for two prescriptions filled the next day?). We're willing to pay our ER copay of $100. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this situation?