I is a similar situation as that of the original poster of this thread. I have very good credit, but got into a CA situation.
Unfortunately, starting end of last year, I am running into a series of bad luck situations. Had three separate medical issues that I could not avoid or postpone. On top of it, there was a fire accident at my home and lost all my belongings. I am living in a new place for past 4 months till my home is repaired.
Out of laziness or confusion or because I have a travelling job or wanting to call insurance again, whatever it is, I forgot to pay to the hospital the remaining amount that the insurance did not pay. It is my mistake to not have taken care of it. The amount is about $550. I setup a payment plan with the hospital but forgot that too. So after about 40 days from the first statement, I got a letter from CA Last Week. After searching the internet for answers, I called the Hospital and just make the payment in full using a credit card. I did not say anything about CA Letter or Payment plan, just paid it all. My thought process behind this was that I will contact CA later that the account is already paid or I will ask the Hospital to recall the CA record. So far, nothing on my Credit Report.
I am seeking advice on what I should be doing next. Should I write to the hospital that they remove all references to the CA and indicating I already paid in full with Credit Card? What should I do with the CA letter? Please help !!
Btw, the letter jolted me out of my inertia and I ended up paying my other 2 bills in tune of over $800.