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My insurance paid $1200 CT scan during an ER visit, and I'm

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My insurance paid $1200 for a CT scan during an ER visit, and I'm being charged $3200 for the balance the insurance company didn't pay. My deductible has not been met, so I asked the billing dept if they could reduce the $3200 balance and was told it is "against the law" for the hospital to do this. They said this would be insurance fraud. Is this accurate?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 8 months ago.

That is incorrect. That is not insurance fraud. Hospitals and medical providers reduce or waive balances all the time.

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