Adult son, who is disabled, received a letter from a collection agency for a medical bill (lab services). Son receives SSI and has health coverage.
Can I respond to the collection agency giving them the health insurance information so that the provider can bill the insurance company? Son has NJ Family Care as well as Medicaid (who also covers lab services). Date of service is over one year ago which may be a problem? Never received any notification if/when a claim was submitted. The bill exceeds what my son receives as a monthly social security benefit......
I would inform both the collection agency of this and submit the bill to your insurer ASAP. There may need to be a good reason why the bill is submitted to the insurer so long after the fact. Also ask the provider of the service it if submitted the bill back when the service was rendered. You might find it was submitted but not covered.
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