I was changing jobs and got sick. I called my doctor and let them know I was ending one job and starting another. The receptionist said she would
call my insurance company to see if I still had coverage. She called and then called me to say I did. I made my co-pay and forgot about it.
One month later I received a bill from her. I thought it was probaly
crossing payments with my insurance co and forgot about it.
I never received another bill or phone call. This all took place in February.
This week I got served a summons to appear in court next week for nonpayment. I called the lawyer on the paperwork and asked what I
could do, he replied pay it. I said ok, I'll pay the $295.00
He replied it would be more than that and he would get back to me.
I did not hear back and sent a check for $295.00 to the doctor(who
happens to be his wife and he works in her office)
He called today to say his client (wife) got the check but I need to
pay and additional $599.00 to him.
This seems very unreasonable to me and not right that I only received
one bill. Even the electric co and gas company send you bills!
What can I do?