California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
Good afternoon, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of the situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. As he was not employed there, and was not an employee within the course and scope of employment is it not a worker’s compensation case. The health care providers will have to bill MediCal if they want to get paid. The fact that they wrote it up wrong is their problem and MediCal will still pay the bills. Tell the hospital that they got it wrong, that it was not a work accident, and give them the MediCal number to bill. That is their only recourse---they have to accept it. If you have additional questions, you may reply back to me using the Reply to Expert link. Please also keep in mind that, even though you have already paid your deposit money over to JustAnswer, until you rate me highly for my service, I will not be paid for having assisted you with your questions. I wish you the best in your future. Doug
we just called medi-cal and asked them for his midi-cal number, as he doesnt have a card yet. They say his case is pending that one hasnt been issued yet, (its confusing because his medical worker says he does have medi-cal for emergencies, and the pending status is the new application we just filled out to convert it over to regular medi-cal, but we can not get a hold of the "worker" she wont return phone calls) we have a case number XXXXX medi-cal however not his Medi-cal number..... so what do I tell the billing agency? we have no reason to beleive he wont be approved for medi-cal, as he just turned 18 lives with us (not his parents) and is not employed. So technically do we tell the hospital there is no insurace, or do we give them the case number XXXXX medi-cal?
Medi-cal says once approved it will cover the bill up to 3 months prior (this happend 8-6-13), even if for whatever reason he is denied in the long run his father will pay it. But how do we make the corrections with the billing agency (as the bill is comming from a billing agency, not the hospital itself/directly)
Yes he was 18 (18th birthaday was june 5) at the time of the injury, his parents know they are no longer "responsible" for him in that aspect, however they don't want him start his "credit" negitively. He does not have a job and can has no way to pay right now. His parents are simply looking out for him (no matter the age he is always there baby) . I see no reason why he wouldnt be approved, and yes at the time of the injury he was eligeable just as he is today, but its up to medi-cal to approve him or not in the long run. And yes I filled out the forms for him to apply for medi-cal on 2 weeks ago, his worker told him that his parents (when he was younger) applied for medical years ago (he had no idea) and that he was approved back then for emergencies however he never got a card. Now that he is 18 he should be ok for full medical benifits.
yes I tried to correct it but you had answer before I was able to correct it.
Should we correct this issue with the actual hosptial (I attempted to correct this issue when I noticed the incorrect information upon my nephews dischard)? or the Billing provider info that is on this form which is "team Physicians of california" in Ohio?
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