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Yes, My husband has a bill with St. Anthony's hospital which I have been paying. It seens that even though I am paying they can still turn this over to a collection agency. Not a problem I continur to pay St. Anthony's. The collection agency says they are not recieving money from St. Anthony's and are threatening me. Also, they went yesterday and placed a paid bill on my credit report from 2016.

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My question: I am paying the Hospital, until yesterday they could not tell me where my money was going. They are recieving payments 1) do they have a right to go into my credit report and file (yesterday) against me because they are upset because of the way I am paying. 2) If St. Anthony's is paying them (I have no contracts) can they still file all these things against my husband? What are my rights here?
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

What do you mean by upset by the way you're paying? You have to pay them the way they request to be paid. If someone else is paying them you'll need to confirm that they are receiving it and it's being credited to your account.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am paying 100.00, I have proof thru my bank and bill pay of all checks. No monies have been returned to me. All checks cashed.
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

In that case, you'll want to contact the bank and notify them that you're making payments and find out WHY they're not getting them.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The hospital says it doesn't matter if I am paying, if I refuse to make a contract on each billing (about 15) they automaticly turn over to collection agency. My husband has cancer, there is a different billing for each transaction. I have ask for them to combine so I can pay on one so that I can keep up with balance. The collection agency doesn't want to be paid by the hospital and I don't owe them money
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The hospital says they are giving the collection agency the money. The collection agency is going against me and it's not by bill and I've never signed any hospital bills. I just pay them
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

You could contact the collections agency, notify them that if they contact you again you will report them to the state for violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

You do need to figure out who to pay though b/c if they're telling you that it doesn't "count" you don't want to be throwing money into the wind.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, so in 2016 I paid them their requested amount on a bill, yesterday they file against me on m y credit report. This is over a year old. Can they do this?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, this is not an act refusal, it's just that the collection agency wants to be paid directly and doesn't like the fact I am paying the hospital. I am asked for the hospital to send me recepits of their payment to the collection agency since they are denying payment. They also refuse to contact the hospital. I guess you call this a mexican stand off.
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

Ok, so in 2016 I paid them their requested amount on a bill, yesterday they file against me on m y credit report. This is over a year old. Can they do this? <- if you still owe them they can put it on your credit report.

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

You could also send copies of the statements showing what you paid - to the collections agency

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sorry, I do not have extra money. Just retired an money is low. But no I don't owe them anything and it says 0 balance. They just added, bill paid, less amount owed. However, it was what they asked for.Any way, my biggest question was, with no contract with them, or the hospital....I owe the hospital, can I continue to pay them and they pay the collection agency since I have never stopped paying them?
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

No, if they're specifically telling you to NOT pay them you can't keep paying them and have it "count"... if they're telling you to deal with the collections agency, that would be who you would deal with on this. But you would ideally want something explicitly telling you to deal with the collections agency.

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