Monday, August 4, 2008

What Bill?

I had a big surprise when I opened one of my mails early last week. It was from a collection agency. My name was printed on it, so obviously it was my bill. (LOL) Nope, it was not my credit card company lost tracked of me but from the hospital in MO. It was a bill from some two and a half years ago for one procedure they had done on our little one two days after he was born. Unfortunately, it was not covered by the insurance. But I remember we had received a bill for it while we were still there. The amount was different though. I remember it well because dear hubby told me that it was an extra procedure and does not cover by the insurance. Okay, that’s fine and we had paid it right away.

Yet again, almost two years later, we got the same bill but with different amount on it. Okay, we moved to another state when Billy was about two months old. But we had the post office forward our mail from the old address to our new address for six months. In fact, we had gotten one bill from them while we in Knoxville and had it paid off. So why did this one show up after a couple of years later, urrrgh!

The first thing dear hubby did was to call the hospital. They said could not find us, okay fine. Dear hubby demanded they send us a new bill, which we received two days later. Glad we did called them because the amounts in both bills were different. The first bill we received was $411 and the recent bill from the hospital was $491 but we only need to pay $141 and the rest of it was paid by the insurance. Huh! What a big relieves! But don’t ask me why the different. Why and when did the insurance decided to pay, I have no idea. We would like to know the answer but thinking of all the hassle, we decided to just take it as that, paid it and get it off our back. I really hope that was the last surprise we had regarding the two and a half days stays in the hospital, two and a half years ago.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The hospital like to charge arm and leg. I don't like old bills coming back to haunt me.


- Dina

Rose said...

Gosh the hospital mark up the price and charge interest after 2 years? yeah, why took them 2 years to send you a new bill? ;p glad that everything settle now.

Jen's Place said...

Hi!
WOW! 2 years later? Hhmm...the hospital doing their housekeeping and decided to add on as they go along? Geez, i thought that only happens in Msia :P
Anyway, glad it is over and done with. HUGS!

News-N-Views said...

Hye mom,

How r u ...

Billy's Mom said...

Hi Rose,
Hmmmm.....I don't think it was the case. If they added any other charges including interest etc, it would have been state in the bill. I don't really know why but probably somebody at the billing got messed up. :-(

Billy's Mom said...

Hi Dina,
Yeah, teruk kan. We were not arguing about paying for their service. The hospital, the doctors & nurses were the best. But why oh why, something somewhere was screwed up. :-(

Billy's Mom said...

Hi Dina, Yeah, teruk kan. We were not arguing about paying for their service. The hospital, the doctors & nurses were the best. But why oh why, something somewhere was screwed up.

Billy's Mom said...

My dear hubby asked me the same question, right after he opened the bill….haha. Two years later, Billy is already in preschool and we still not done paying for the little surgery he had when he was only 45 hours old. (LOL) Yes, this was something strange, teruk sekali lah. :-(

Billy's Mom said...

News-N-Views,
I am fine. Thank you. :-) You have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.