Consumer Protection Law
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Shouldn't the attorney handling my case been on top of the billing?
Response: Unfortunately, no. The Attorney is not responsible for making sure that the hospital sends its bill to Medicare on time.
I just need to know is there another recourse?
Response 2: There is. You can refuse to pay the hospital from your settlement and let the hospital file lawsuit against you to collect. You can defend by showing that the hospital failed to submit its bill to Medicare on time and because of this failure, Medicare refused to pay the bill. So, you should not be penalized for the hospital's failure to submit its bill to Medicare on time. Hospital must bear the consequences of its action.
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