My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Indiana
I had my baby 3 months early in 2006. My insurance covered her birth the first 30 days and her dad's insurance began at birth and is currently covering her. My daughter is 2 now and I have a medical bill that the hospital never billed the correct insurance company. Having a premature baby was a roller coaster and she is wonderful now but having to deal with the billing is like going 10 steps back. The reason the hospital never billed her dad's insurance was because we both have Blue Cross Blue Shield and they assumed it was the same insurance. The billing office that handled the bills was very argumentative and negative telling me that our insurance company was the same and they had the insurance number correct and when it was repeated, it was for my insurance that had expired after the 30 days was up. Now I am still receiving this bill and it is still saying insurance pending. I have talked to her current insurance and the hospital which now that billing company no longer handles neonatal billing. I was told that the hospital should be able to write this off since the correct insurance was not billed and it has been 2 years. Is this true and how long is the statue of limitations? I have to now put this in writing to the hospital but I need to know is the statue for my state 2 years or what else am I to do?