A good/bad update to the collections notifications we received. DH’s lawyer received the needed lien paperwork from the hospital that we’ve all been requesting for many, many months. However, the lien paperwork they sent over, doesn’t even match up to the bill or collections amounts. So now the lawyer is requesting additional information/confirmation on amounts due. Hopefully that gets settled soon.
Monday we received another collections notice for $1,022 from Angelfish. We’ve never heard of Angelfish. There’s no mention of a doctor or hospital. We have no clue what this is for, but the dates correspond with DH’s accident and subsequent surgeries. The lawyer said he didn’t receive any information from that company either. So…?!!??! No clue what to do about that. DH will have to call today and figure it out.
Received another bill in the mail for $31.92 for a drug test DH took back in 2018. Not sure why it takes a year to send a bill. America’s healthcare system is such a mess. His surgeon requires patients to take drug tests before surgery, so that was that. Anyway, the invoice says to pay online with credit card, yet offers no web address or contact information, lol. After googling, I found the website, but when I select “make payment – patient”, I get a run time error, and the page won’t load. That’s promising…
Not only is healthcare far from affordable, but the entire billing process is a disaster. From one office to the next, it takes forever to receive a bill, if you get one at all. And if you don’t, POOF, you get a collections notice for something you were never notified about. And don’t even get me started on requesting an itemized bill….yikes.
I’m trying very hard to stay on top of every little bill that trickles into our household these days. But I’m not blindly paying some random collections company without proof of debt and an itemized bill either. I don’t feel like that’s too much to ask.
Speaking of bills taking forever, I received one for my youngest son, only $68 for lab work, but it was for blood tests that were done in November 2017!!! The invoice is dated this month! Ridiculous.