Medical payment accepted
(Fort Worth, TX)
I went to the doctor on 09.26.2011 in the State of Texas. The total on the bill was $288.24. Since that date I have made a payment of $25.00 on 10.29.11, $25.00 on 11.13.11, $80.00 on 01.15.2011 and another $80.00 on 03.2.12. They have accepted my checks each time and deposited them immediately. They have never once called me, but continue to send me bills each month. Today I received a notice that my account has be turned over to a collection agency for the $78.24 balance. Can they do that, turn my account over. They never contacted me about me making payments was not acceptable. I understood tohat if they continue to accept your check they could not turn you over to a collection agency. Can they?