<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TGR:
Is there a time limit that you should be liable to pay a bill. We just received a bill from 1 1/2 years ago, that we were never billed for prior to this, and it sure seems like they should have sent us a bill prior to 1 1/2 years. It was a medical bill, for a place in IA.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The Iowa Statute of Limitations is 5 years on a Written contract - measured from the date of inception, or from the date of last payment. Theoretically, they could send you a bill 3 1/2 years from now, and still be able to collect it from you.
There is no law compelling a service provider to "immediately send a bill" or to "timely send a bill". As long as they remain within the Statute of Limitations for your State, then they are within their rights.
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