Hospital Bill #3
This is the last installment in a 3-part series on dealing with one particular medical bill.
With the last phone call, I forgot to set up a payment plan. In the meantime, I had gotten a collection notice for this bill. Damn it. From previously working in banking, I do know that it will ding your credit score some and making payments as soon as possible helps your score from falling further.
The notice gave me a website to view the details and set up a payment plan. However, when trying to fill out my personal information, the District of Columbia was not a choice as a state. Therefore I had to call and talk to a rep. I still owed $876.50
She agreed that I could make it in 3 installments of $292.17 per month. She took the first payment over the phone. However, she could not make a recurring payment. For the next 2 months I have to call back on the 10th to do payment over the phone. So I put it my calendar so I don’t forget. Why can’t this be easier?!
November 1, 2015
I finally made my last payment. Yippee!
Summary of Hospital Bill Posts #1, 2 & 3
Did I win?? No one wins you have to spend 77 minutes on the phone and 7 months to resolve the issue. But I cut the bill down by $971.50, so yes, I did win!
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