Doctor Didn't Bill Insurance
(Sugar Land, TX)
When a medical care provider failed to submit claim for reimbursement in time (about a year), and the claim is subsequently rejected by the insurance company for that reason, can the doctor come after patients for unpaid service? The patient provided all correct insurance information and the doctor would have got full reimbursement if they filed the claim in time; however, they forgot about it for a year and now the insurance company wouldn't pay. What's the patient's right and protection? Thank you.