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  1. #1
    velinabowen
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    Hi Everyone,

    I received a bill from my doctor's office again, and it's a whopper.

    The bill is for about $189.00 for a standard office visit that

    included an EKG, etc.. The office personel are so stupit, even my

    dbf's ex wife stopped going there because of the stupitidy of the

    office personnel. The doctor is good, so I'm willing to put-up with

    this. The bill said that my health insurance was not in effect. The

    original number on my BCBS number that they had on file along with

    the new one which I informed them at the office visit I just

    mentioned, was the new BCBS policy number. I even faxed them a copy

    of my insurance card from and back and they called me a few weeks ago

    saying they received the fax. They were going to rebill everything

    to the new number. Now I get this bill saying the health insurance

    wasn't in effect. Only this doctor's office has had trouble getting

    this straight. Everyone else, has been fine. Besides dropping this

    doctor which I have no intentions of doing, what other course of

    action do I have? Their billing dept is even more ridicious than the

    office staff are. Any suggestions? I'm not paying this bill when

    it's their error and I have worked with them on it.



    Thank you for letting me vent.



    Velina










  2. #2
    Jillian Snyder
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    Try contacting your insurance company and submitting

    the bill to them for payment and explaining the

    situation, I have had to do this also in a similar

    situation when I had my child, the hospital claimed

    the insurance payment was denied and upon contact to

    my insurance they never received anything later to

    find out they submitted to wrong company. My insurance

    to care of it immediately.





    --- velinabowen <velinabowen@yahoo.com> wrote:



    > Hi Everyone,

    > I received a bill from my doctor's office again, and

    > it's a whopper.






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    melissa brooks
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    This is your insurance you need to call. They are the ones denying the charge

    stating your insurance wasn't in effect so they will not pay the charges. Your

    doctor can resubmit this bill again but I guarantee you they will deny it again

    with the same explanation unless you call them and find out what is going on.

    You may have to contact your employer's human resource department to assist you

    with your insurance company. I work in a doctor's office submitting to

    insurance. We go through this constantly and patients always blame us calling

    us stupid and way worse than that when it actually is the insurance doing this.

    Missy



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  4. #4
    Karen Howell
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    The billing for the insurance doesn't have to come thru the Drs office - you can ask you Dr for a billing that YOU submit to your insurance company or just call your insurance company and ask if they received this bill and why wasn't it paid. My Drs office was having a problem and when I went in to pick up the billing so I could call the insurance company and know what I was talking about - the Drs office said "Let me call one more time while you are here" and she got it straightened out right then. KarenMO

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    Gail Moncivais
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    Hi Velina I suspect your doctor belongs to a billing service that cannot keep things straight. I am having that problem with my dad's medical coverage but the group he belongs to has several billing offices and everytime he goes to a different part of the system they send the paperwork to a different billing office.
    I would go the route several others have suggested. Send the paperwork into the insurance company on your own and keep copies of everything. I fax (I have a fax on my printer) my dad's medication lists into the insurance company so he has copies of paperwork.
    I am working on the other insurance to get his billing straightened out.
    Keep us posted as to how things are going.
    Gail N.E. PA

    velinabowen <velinabowen@yahoo.com> wrote: Hi Everyone,
    I received a bill from my doctor's office again, and it's a whopper.
    The bill is for about $189.00 for a standard office visit that
    included an EKG, etc.. The office personel are so stupit, even my
    dbf's ex wife stopped going there because of the stupitidy of the
    office personnel. The doctor is good, so I'm willing to put-up with
    this. The bill said that my health insurance was not in effect. The
    original number on my BCBS number that they had on file along with
    the new one which I informed them at the office visit I just
    mentioned, was the new BCBS policy number. I even faxed them a copy
    of my insurance card from and back and they called me a few weeks ago
    saying they
    received the fax. They were going to rebill everything
    to the new number. Now I get this bill saying the health insurance
    wasn't in effect. Only this doctor's office has had trouble getting
    this straight. Everyone else, has been fine. Besides dropping this
    doctor which I have no intentions of doing, what other course of
    action do I have? Their billing dept is even more ridicious than the
    office staff are. Any suggestions? I'm not paying this bill when
    it's their error and I have worked with them on it.

    Thank you for letting me vent.

    Velina

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    Jennifer Huff
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    Absoutely don't pay this bill. Just try again. Call the billing dept

    and ask which number they billed under. Or you can call BCBS first

    and ask them what happened. Either way, you probably need to talk to

    the billing dept because if they don't bill it correctly, then BCBS

    won't pay it. Keep at it. I know it is frustrating, but it will work.

    Jennifer








  7. #7
    Liss
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Jennifer Huff <gjhuff44@...> wrote:

    >

    > Absoutely don't pay this bill. Just try again. Call the billing dept

    > and ask which number they billed under. <



    Just a note, by not paying this bill there is a good chance they will

    simply file it with a collection agency as well as placing a hit on

    your credit score.



    Be sure that you are noting EVERY single communication- who you talked

    to, the date, the time, the length of the call, the name of the person,

    etc. That way you have record that you were working to resolve this

    issue, not just ignoring a bill. If it does end up getting placed on

    your credit report prior to the insurance co gettting off their rumps,

    then at least you will have some proof to show that you were diligently

    working to resolve the issue and not just ignoring it.



    ~Liss



    Hang in there, it gets better.








  8. #8
    Monique
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    I agree. Although it is being disputed, it could affect her credit if

    she doesn't pay it now - and she'd have no one to blame but herself.



    Not trying to be rude, but help the OP avoid additional headaches.

    On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote:

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Jennifer Huff <gjhuff44@...> wrote:

    > >

    > > Absoutely don't pay this bill. Just try again. Call the billing dept

    > > and ask which number they billed under. <

    >

    > Just a note, by not paying this bill there is a good chance they will

    > simply file it with a collection agency as well as placing a hit on

    > your credit score.

    >

    > Be sure that you are noting EVERY single communication- who you talked

    > to, the date, the time, the length of the call, the name of the person,

    > etc. That way you have record that you were working to resolve this

    > issue, not just ignoring a bill. If it does end up getting placed on

    > your credit report prior to the insurance co gettting off their rumps,

    > then at least you will have some proof to show that you were diligently

    > working to resolve the issue and not just ignoring it.

    >

    > ~Liss

    >

    > Hang in there, it gets better.

    >

    >

    >

    >







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    Monique






 

 
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