My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: washington
Last month I was contacted by my child's doctors office for service recieved in October of 2008. I was billed for these services and paid them in full at the time. They said they were contacted by Cigna in December of 2009 saying I did not have valid insurance coverage for October of 2008. cigna paid the doctor's office for these services and are now saying I was not eligible are billing the doctors office and the doctors office is now billing me.
My question is can the doctors office bill me since this bill was already settled and is well past a reasonable time to correct any errors? or can Cigna ask for their money back when they already agreed to the pay?
Two, shouldn't cigna be billing me and not the doctors office for these charges?