I am being billed for a medical procedure (surgery) that should have been paid under my insurance policy. The surgery was back in 2008 and United Health Care refused to pay the $10,000.00 the surgeon requested. They only paid $2,000.00. I was told at that time NOT to pay on this account so the insurance company would pay. NOW I'm being asked to pay! Four years LATER???? Can they do that?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Georgia
I tried appealing with United Health Care and they didn't budge. Then a class action suit was filed against UHC for failure to pay doctors who were out of network and I did recieve a $250.00 check from that which I paid the doctor's office.
Most doctors offices have a form you sign that states you will be responsible for anything that the insurance company doesn't pay. Even id the office doesn't have that particular form, the law of oral contracts would still make you responsible.However, the statute of limitations on open accounts and oral contracts is 4 years so it could be that while you technically owe the money, it may be outside the statute of limitations and they can't make you pay.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask but please do so my clicking on the Reply to Expert tab.We work for Positive Ratings, please click on one of the top three ratings or one of the Smile Faces, as this would be appreciated. We have recently implemented a new rating and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not necessarily whether you like the information that you are receiving. Please bear in mind I can’t control what the law is and whether it helps you, I can only tell you what it says, and I assume you want truthful information.PLEASE DO NOT use the rating system to ask for more information or in an attempt to tell the website that you didn’t like the substance of the answer as it gives a NEGATIVE rating to me personally if your rating is one of the lower two.
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