cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Medical collection

Auto Loans for ANY Credit Situation. Immediate Response.
Advertiser disclosure
Valued Member

Medical collection

Ok, DW has just received a letter from a CA for medical bill with local hospital. Thing is she's been paying on this every month all along. It appears that the hospital has two different accounts but sending bill with the total of both. Pay online has been showing a total also. No where does it mention that there is more than one account. Apparently they have been applying the payments to one account and have now sent the other to a CA. This is the first contact from the CA.

Considering filing complaints against the hospital.

Any advice on this situation would be appreciated.
Message 1 of 4
3 REPLIES 3
Moderator

Re: Medical collection

The disjointed idiotic medical field creates different accounts for each instance, each docs visit, etc there is no centralized accounting. Its a bunch of BS but its the way it is. I would contact the hospital and point out their error and request it be recalled and added to the payment plan you already have.
"If there's a lack of money in your life, understand that feeling worried, envious, jealous, disappointed, discouraged, doubtful or fearful about money can never bring more money to you, because those feelings come from a lack of gratitude for the money you have."

"Reactions are powerful creators because they contain every element needed to manifest—they're a combination of thought, belief, and feeling in action. Positive reactions create more positive things, and negative reactions create more negative things. If you can respond to negative situations calmly and lightly, instead of with emotional turbulence, what happens next in your life will be so much better."

- Rhonda Byrne

Message 2 of 4
Valued Member

Re: Medical collection

Thanks for the advice. DW is currently writing a nasty-gram to them.
Message 3 of 4
Valued Member

Re: Medical collection

What gets me is that the bills and online payment does not indicate there are more than one account or give you the option to apply payment to individual accounts. So they just apply to whatever they want.

Poor practice.
Message 4 of 4
Advertiser Disclosure: The offers that appear on this site are from third party advertisers from whom FICO receives compensation.