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Thank you for your question.
Have you sent a copy of the invoice from the hospital to your medical insurance company?
You wrote: "I have recieved an "estimated" invoice from hospital for $2,176.00 owed"
You then wrote that you have not received an invoice. This has me confused, please clarify, did you receive an "estimated invoice" in writing or not?
I think it would be a good idea to send a copy of the invoice you have to BC just to make sure that you have filed a claim on time, even if the claim lacks some information. I do not know which version of BC you have or which State this is in, but if BC has a standard claim form you should probably use their form and send the invoice in with the form, certified mail, return receipt requested, so you will be able to prove that you submitted a claim on time. I think the form they want is posted at
There is nothing I can do from here to get the hospital billing department to do it's job.
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I hope this information is helpful.
I understand that the claim form I linked to is supposed to be signed by the health care provider but if they keep not signing it you can just submit it yourself with a cover letter stating that you asked the provider to sign it and they did not do so.