Hospital Has Turned Over Account Balance to Collector
I reside in Maryland and apparently have a balance due with a hospital for my copay amounts. I have medical bills which were paid by the insurance company after going through an appeal process. This apparently left a balance due for my copayment amounts. Upon pulling a copy of my credit report, I see that there are amounts placed with a collection agency for these copays. I was never notified by the hospital that I had any balances due even after I contacted them asking for my balance. At the time I called, they send me a printout and I wrothe them a check which they cashed. Now I see that there are different/or more which were never sent to me. The hoospital has my curretn address, etc. in order to notify me. Can the hospital turn my copays over to a collection agency without first notifying me that I owe something?