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I went to the E. R. in October, 2011. The hospital filed an

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I went to the E. R. in October, 2011. The hospital filed an insurance claim in November and was paid in December of 2011. I just now recieved my first bill for the unpaid amount on May 17, 2013. Am I still responsible or is the "timely billing law" in effect for this case? Thanks.

Texas Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 146.002 requires that a health care provider bill the patient not later than 11 months after the date when services were provided. Since you were not billed by 9/29/2012, you are no longer liable for the hospital bill.

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