By Woodrow Wilcox
On January 31, 2018, I wrote a letter to a collection agency and the hospital that it represented and told them that if the false bill that they sent to our client was not recalled, I would help our client file complaints against both firms with appropriate state and/or federal offices.
Our client is a blind senior citizen from Westville, Indiana. In 2017, he got a bill that he did not understand. His wife sent it to me. We got copies of the Medicare ruling on the claim and I compared it to the bill from the hospital and the collection agency.
The footnotes of Medicare’s ruling stated that the hospital could not charge our client the $1,672.68 that the hospital and collection firm were demanding.
Basically, I told the hospital and collection firm that I had caught them violating Medicare rules and trying to collect on a false bill.
This sort of thing happens to seniors all over the country. If no one helps the senior citizen to review and correct a false or fraudulent bill, then the senior citizen pays the false bill.
Written on January 31, 2018 by Woodrow Wilcox