If you have health insurance, you expect your medical
provider to submit a claim to your insurance company in a timely fashion. After
all, the provider asks for your insurance card when you become a patient and
likely asks you nearly every visit if your insurance has changed.
But in some cases, a medical provider may not submit a claim
to insurance. Or, the provider may submit the claim after the insurance policy’s
deadline, resulting in a denial.
Why would a provider fail…
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Insurance companies, hospitals, and medical providers sometimes make claim and billing errors. These mistakes can have serious consequences. The first step in uncovering these errors is checking your Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
After receiving medical treatment, you will receive an EOB from your insurance company. The EOB will come in the mail or, if you signed up for electronic notifications, you will receive…
If you’ve been injured on the job, you are not responsible to pay for the treatment of your workplace injury. Medical bills should be paid by your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
But what happens if you’re sent the medical bill and the hospital or medical provider starts hounding you for payment?
Fortunately, Florida and federal fair debt collection laws protect injured workers from demands for payment of bills they don’t owe. If you’re…