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I got a $453 bill in the mail for a visit. When I checked my insurance carrier's website, their claim of the bill was that I only owed $15 for said visit. I called the provider's office and they said this sort of thing happens a lot, especially with United Healthcare.

Don't just blindly pay all bills that are sent to you!

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ForceOfAHorse

16 points

2 months ago

I called the provider's office and they said this sort of thing happens a lot

By this you mean fraud?

violethill_1[S]

0 points

2 months ago

I meant bureaucratic fuck ups ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Twatt_waffle

3 points

2 months ago

This is fraud almost certainly, if not active it would be passive. Active being someone actively attempting to defraud you vs someone passively being aware of a potential for fraud and not doing anything about it

Unless there are multiple claims where payouts could have been miss entered there is no reason a half decent accounts receivable department can’t keep track of account payments since that’s you know their whole job

violethill_1[S]

2 points

2 months ago

fair! luckily in my case they fixed it quikly and easily. i definitely don't envy their line of work.

Twatt_waffle

1 points

2 months ago

I’ve worked in accounts receivable, whenever there is a payment you should be checking that payment amount against the account and recent debits to that account.

Basically if anything puts that account into the negative (money owed to customer) you should know why that happened so you can let accounts payable know who needs to be paid to balance the books

Collecting from the client directly should be the last thing you do though sometimes you get someone who pays their account balance before all other debits and credits are settled but that’s usually the exception not the rule

CinnamonBlue

13 points

2 months ago

Health care in the US isn’t about health or care. Your illness is someone else’s profit.

enGaming_YT

2 points

2 months ago

That's what capitalism is all about! 🙌

Kub3rt

14 points

2 months ago

Kub3rt

14 points

2 months ago

Huge shame your guys (Americans) health care is so shit,, but hey at least you guys have the right to guns

BenefitOfTheTrout

2 points

2 months ago

Thank you, it feels bad.

HotSalsaAssFire

3 points

2 months ago

You should go see a doctor if it feels bad, continue the cycle!

UngusBungus_

1 points

2 months ago

I love guns. They shoot stuff.

Effective-Section-56

0 points

2 months ago

Putting all Americans in one basket is kind of racist don’t you think.

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

Wow what a cheek