Hospital charging for procedure that was not performed
Plant City, FL | Monday at 10:02am
I had ACL repair, hospital also charged for a knee replacement. When we were told by the insurance company alerted us to the double charge, we contacted the hospital who said they would fix the problem. received new bill and the had added the two charges together. We asked the collection agency what the charge was for, they told us it was for a total knee replacement which I did not have done.
We have refused to pay, hospital has been extremely unhelpful and keep sending the bill to collection. This has caused personal stress and marital stress since this is having a negative impact on our credit. What can be done? Sue? Tried to work with the hospital but they refused to admit their error.
Given the facts as you've described them and the hospital's disregard in not correcting the bill, continuing to charge you and then apparently sending the bill to collections, it would appear that your only choice at this point is to seek the help of a debt defense attorney, Your situation is most unfortunate (but unfortunately not unique). Good luck!
Although I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer unless and until you retain me. My response is not intended to give you specific legal advice regarding your particular situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you have health insurance, then the insurance company should simply tell the hospital that it is charging for the wrong procedure. The hospital is obligated to accept the payments from the insurance company and it should not be billing you for unpaid bills unless it's for your co-pay or deductible on the health insurance.
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