Bill sent to collections eventually paid by insurer
ER visit was coded incorrectly by hospital and was denied by insurer. Appealed denial to insurer with correct diagnosis/treatment info and 15 months later they finally paid.
In the interim the hospital sent the bill to collections and the item now shows on my credit report as a collections action that is paid in full, although it does not specify that that it was paid by the insurer and not myself. I had no contact with the collection agency throughout.
Is there any recourse to have this removed as the bill was eventually paid directly to the hospital by the insurer? I'm thinking perhaps at least the hospital would remove it as a good-will gesture since they were paid.