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Old 26.03.2021, 22:58
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statute of limitations for medical bills

any legal eagles here would know what is the statute of limitations when it comes to medical bills?

i tried searching the forum, but the best I could find is someone not paid the bill for accident four years before, and being chased by a debt collector. I couldn't find any reference to the statute of limitations.

I received now a medical bill for some tests allegedly performed in the 1st half of 2018. I honestly don't remember if this was done or not, there was a number of things that were done with the same lab, billed, and paid on time. And it is just abnormal that out of blue a new bill arrives now, almost three years later.

any hints appreciated. thanks.
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Old 26.03.2021, 23:04
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Re: statute of limitations for medical bills

Five years as I recall, perhaps longer.

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Re: statute of limitations for medical bills

There have been several of these kinds of posts over the years. Maybe try googling for posts on this forum. If I remember correctly people say to ask for extra clarification of the charges. If you know that there was something to pay, the fact that it's so late doesn't mean that you don't have to pay it but puts more burden on them to show that you owe it. It's bizarre though that businesses work this way. Maybe they had an IT update and something went wrong.
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Old 27.03.2021, 00:08
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There have been several of these kinds of posts over the years. Maybe try googling for posts on this forum. If I remember correctly people say to ask for extra clarification of the charges. If you know that there was something to pay, the fact that it's so late doesn't mean that you don't have to pay it but puts more burden on them to show that you owe it. It's bizarre though that businesses work this way. Maybe they had an IT update and something went wrong.
thanks, honestly I can't recall these tests, and it is just odd to get a bill almost three years later. Sure, mistakes are possible. Wonder what would happen if I moved out of country (as it was a real possibility six months ago) and never found about it.

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