Medical Bills


Are you being harassed by debt collectors or bill collectors for past due medical bills? Have you received proof that you actually owe these bills? Under HIPAA, patients have a right to access the following information which also can be used to verify the validity of a person’s medical debt. Send a certified letter to the collection agency. Request a detailed itemized statement, UB-04, coding abstract for hospital debts or CMS-1500 detailed statement for insurance provider debts.

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act states that you have the right to demand the debt collector stop further contact until these documents are produced. The debt collector may not be able to produce these documents.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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