I reside in Alabama, but the hospital in question is in Georgia.
In January of 2006 I was living with my folks and had been unemployed and uninsured for several months (however, on my 2005 federal and state income tax returns I filed as independent) due to a very severe case of chronic epididymitis/unknown ailment (varying opinions amongst two different doctors). I'd been referred to an orthopedic surgeon who suggested I undergo an MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, as well as a Bone Scan. I filed for medical assistance via the hospital to see if I was eligible for any financial aid though I went ahead and charged my medical expenses to my charge card so I could undergo the tests while my paperwork was supposedly being processed. Two months(!) went by before I finally received a call from the hospital's financial office and was told, essentially, "Well, you've been paying for it (the tests)," to which I said, "No....charging it." And that was the end of the conversation. Now I'm stuck with the bills even though all scans came up negative. So, here's my question(s): How do I know the hospital even attempted to file any paperwork and if not, where, if anywhere, do I go from here? Thanks!