Can a doctor's office give a self pay discount and then charge you for it?
I went to my ob/gyn and paid in full, for my visit ($180.00) which included a self pay discount. I was later sent a bill for lab work, which i did not pay timely. I did pay it though along with $10 in late fees (2 months late). They sent me another bill for the self pay discount they had given me at the day of service, for the office visit, that had already been paid for the day I was there. They also charged another $5 late fee. Can they charge for discount when that debt was settled? The bill they were mailing me for that I did pay late was a lab bill. It seems like they are just being ridiculous! And for that matter, not right. I will pay the late fees for my bill not being sent in on time, but you shouldn't add money to another matter that us settled. Can they turn me in if I do not pay this? It's not even like they are saying it's a billing error, they clearly added in the self pay discount, which by the way was more than the lab bill. Ugggg! Please let me know if they can seriously turn me in and what I can do about it
Thank you so much!!!