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Medical bill liability

Discussion in 'Health Insurance, HMO, HIPAA & Disability' started by leek, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. leek

    leek Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I had shoulder surgery 3 years ago. I had the procedure completely pre-approved by my insurance company who paid the doctor and hospital bills after their normal discount. A month after the operation I received a bill from a physician's assistant who helped on the operation. I contacted my insurance company and they informed me that they do not cover the use of a physician's assistant. I did not pre-approve the physician's assistant and had no prior knowledge that he would be involved in the operation or that my insurance company would not pay. Am I liable? It seems to me that there was no contract between me and the physician's assistant.

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  2. seniorjudge

    seniorjudge Super Moderator

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    You are liable for your own bills.
     

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