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If the medical provider files a claim after the alloted time

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If the medical provider files a claim after the alloted time frame for filing (1year) am I, the patient responsible for the amount?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
What do you mean by "alloted time frame"?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The alloted time frame is set by the provider, in this case it is TRI-CARE for Life & the billing was sent directly to a collection agency & I did not receive any billing from them this year. Tri-care for life, states that if the billing is not sent to them within a year of the service rendered, then they will not pay it. Do I pay the collection agency or what do I do?
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
If I understand what happened correctly then the medical provider failed to send the claim to the insurance company within a year.

If that is correct, then you would still be responsible unless the medical provider somehow told you that you wouldn't. However, most medical offices have their patients sign a form when they see the doctor saying that the patient is responsible for the bill no matter what.

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