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CajunAngele
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There is so much abuse in hospital billing. A friend gave birth to stillborn twins. She was barely over grieving and she got a hospital bill for full nursery care of the twin babies, diapers, formula, even a fricking circumcision. When she called the hospital and said she wanted to dispute the charges they said they all stand and are normal very snotty-like. The billing woman about hung up the phone when she heard the twins died.






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NC_Tigah
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She was barely over grieving and she got a hospital bill for full nursery care of the twin babies, diapers, formula, even a fricking circumcision






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Volvagia
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I'm typically non confrontational.

Partially because I've rarely had a circumstance that required it, I have have not yet regretted taking a course of action that would allow them to hang in their own nooses rather than burning potential bridges.

But if that had happened to me, I can't begin to imagine the hell I would raise after being given that insult in the midst of my grief.



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LSUBrad5277
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I actually had a hospital bill from when my son was born that was around $1200. we were paying so much a month on a payment plan when the hospital sent it to a collection agency without telling us. I went in to pay the bill and they said oh we sent it to a collection agency.

I was pissed and didn't pay another cent and after a few years it came off my credit history.






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guttata
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It's not going on your credit. Just contact to doctor's office and show them the proof and they will get in touch with the collections agency and cover any of their expenses.





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dewster
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There is so much abuse in hospital billing. A friend gave birth to stillborn twins. She was barely over grieving and she got a hospital bill for full nursery care of the twin babies, diapers, formula, even a fricking circumcision. When she called the hospital and said she wanted to dispute the charges they said they all stand and are normal very snotty-like. The billing woman about hung up the phone when she heard the twins died.


I know of a couple of media personalities that would probably jump all over that story.

Honestly if that happened to me, I'd be calling to threaten people.....



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mglsu21
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Once it goes to the collection agency and they send you the initial letter, you have 30 days to validate or dispute the debt. After that it shows up on your credit report.

At least that was the case when the electric company sent my $50 balance over to a collection agency after I moved back from Texas. They shut down my online account, didn't email me about my last bill, and it never got forwarded to the correct address.

Of course I paid it because it was my debt. They assured me it would not show up on credit report until after 30 days. I paid it immediately and it never showed up on my report. I told them I would raise 7 kinds of hell with them if it ever did.

Make sure to take care of this NOW. If you don't get it resolved within 30 days then it is possible it will show up on report. Then that is a whole lot of hassle to get it removed.






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