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What options are available for contesting a medical bill?

What options are available for contesting a medical bill? Topic: Case series allergy
June 17, 2019 / By Camron
Question: I had a series of tests performed, for allergies, and I must say that I'm unhappy with the results. In truth, I doubt the validity in that the results state that I'm allergic to various things which really have no noticable affect on me when I'm around them. I've already payed some $50 in copayments and appear to have another bill headed my way that's over $300. Fortunately my health insurance picked up most of the tab, otherwise the bill would've been over $1,800. Do I have any recourse for contesting the bill, outside of court?
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Alick Alick | 9 days ago
Unfortunately no, since you don't dispute that services were received. The only valid grounds for dispute of a medical charge is usually that you didn't receive the services. Have you tried speaking with your doctors office and requesting a reduction of the balance? Some doctors offices are more than willing to work with their patients. Best of luck to you, however even in court I don't think you would have any recourse. There is no issue of medical malpractice or violations in collection law, what would be your cause of action? Because you were unhappy with the results? If that were the case I would totally have sued my doctor when he said I was allergic to chocolate. I may be wrong, it's just the way I see it.
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Alick Originally Answered: My puppy has a medical issue related to her breeding, what are my options?
You need to have a very long and thorough discussion with the breeder of your dog. Is there a health guarantee in the contract of sale? Is there even a contract of sale? Is this dog a well bred dog with a registered pedigree? I wonder if the other females in the litter have the same problems as your dog. I also wonder why this particular breeding was so important that the breeder would take the huge risk of giving a drug to a pregnant bit*ch to maintain a pregnancy that probably should never have been allowed to continue. Why were the puppies hand raised? Did the breeder lose the dam in the course of the whelping or shortly afterwards? You may have a limited righ to any claim because you knowingly bought a pup with an abnormality, though you could not have known how serious the problem would turn out to be, it was a risk you chose to take. No wonder you feel misled by the breeder, so would I. The breeder would not know that there were serious internal abnormalitites at the time of sale. Really, she should not have sold the pups once it was evident that the girls had abnormalitites. She did mislead you by telling you the puppy had only a cosmetic abnormality. She couldn't have known at that stage how serious the abnormality was without at least doing an ultrasound on the pups so should not have reassured you that it was only cosmetic. It seems your dog is a hermaphrodite. I wonder if it's the testicles that are pushing on the colon. I hope that a spay and some corrective surgery will restore her to health and that she won't be forever incontinent. I'm so sorry you're going through this, you must be devastated. Clearly you're a loving and responsible dog owner who is prepared to do whatever it takes to help your dog. She's a very lucky dog. I hope the breeder is prepared to pay at least half the cost of the surgery. I feel you surely must have the right of compensation. Dogs are considered to be property and when property is sold for money it must be in good condition and able to be used for the purpose it was purchased. Your dog doesn't fit that bill. If the breeder is not cooperative when you speak with her I would be contacting a lawyer.
Alick Originally Answered: My puppy has a medical issue related to her breeding, what are my options?
Sorry Back Yard Breeder dog (most likely a puppy mill), you have a choice you can sue the breeder for the cost of the dog or force them to take it back ( in which case it will probably be sent to a high kill shelter). It's not right that you have to pay for the decisions of this bad breeder (the breeder wanted the money from the puppies, they were focused on $$$ not the welfare of the dogs). But to be honest you have a choice, sue the breeder to get your money back and lose the dog, or pay the vet bills and live with the health issues.

Tansy Tansy
You underwent the tests of your own choice, and just because you are not happy with the results does not mean that you do not have to pay for them. If you were worried about the validity then you should have researched the test or asked more questions before you agreed to have it done. I am not happy with the fact that eating chocolate makes my butt get bigger, but I still have to pay chocolate before I can eat it.
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Riley Riley
Believe it or not, if you tell them that you cannot afford to pay the bill they may reduce or eliminate the bill. If they reduce it, ask if you can make payments. They might accept as little as $10 a month. It doesn't hurt to ask. Good luck.
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Riley Originally Answered: US Medical bill problem for UK holidaymaker?
You are responsible, & they can make you pay for the services. Your best bet is to set up a payment plan, & make smaller monthly payments & attempt to pay the debt. They may write off a portion of the debt. US private health insurance would pay for our stay @ a UK facility for urgent or emergent care. If you only purchased travel insurance, & have no actual private, non-travel medical insurance you are liable... I would start trying to force the insurance plan to pay.

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