What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
Back in may of 2010 I hit my head, the next day i had some headaches and my head just felt weird, i felt pressure and I decided to go to the ER that night just in case.
Long story short, they checked my temp, put that thing on my finger that checks pulse or something and then the doctor came to me, checked out my neck and the back of my head and said nothing was wrong and that I may just have a slight consussion. I have a 1500 Dollar deductible, I paid my 100 dollar copay and then I got a bill from the hospital for about 900+ dollars because my insurance only covers the bill if i get admited. I was extremely angry about this, but I have since made my peace with it, ive been paying it off about 50 dollars per month, no problem. Today...7 months after the fact, I get another bill for about 500+ dollars from some medical association. I call my insurance company and take a look at the recent activity and its listed as being charged this month on the 6th.
I have looked this up and found out that apparently I was charged again by somebody else there, it could have been the doctor, it could have been someone else, I dont know. I went through another guy who did the temperature and pulse thing. First of all, it was never disclosed to me that I would be getting charged by 2 different entities, as far as I know, i went to the emergency room, i did not go to a doctor, i did not ask for a specific doctor and I have no idea how much each doctor decides to charge, it is not up to me. What I want to know is what my options are or if this is just a scam. As far as im concerned, at this moment, this is a scam, I tried looking up the company, I could not find it, i never signed anything saying i would pay the doctor and basically as far as im concerned this could be just some random guy who got my information and is now asking for money.