I'm in bit of an issue where a medical bill was fully paid, but the account is in collections. In an imperfect sequence of events, the insurance company briefly withdrew a previous payment and re-payed the provider. Meanwhile, the provider sent me the bill, went bankrupt and they are not reachable. Looks like they sold the debt to the CA and CA wants the money that was fully paid. I have the Explanation of Benefits and proof of the original payment.
Feb 2019 to April 2019 - Service Provided by an in-network medical service provider for my child
May 2019 - Co-pay fully paid. Insurance fully paid. Account settled.
Sep 2020 - Insurance withdrew the payment (mistake). Provider sends me the bill for around $1,200. I disputed it.
Feb 2021 - Provider sends the account to the collection agency $1,200. CA sends me the letter.
Mar 2021 - Provider closes the door. Unable to reach the provider.
Apr 2021 - I sent the DV letter (after 30 days - on 39th day as I was traveling), used WhyChat DV letter. I got a vague response that I owe the money.
Apr 2021 - Insurance re-payed the provider in full. They sent me the Explanation of Benefits which shows the account is fully settled.
Apr 2021 - Certified mail to the provider returns back (with HIPAA language), as the provider closes the door. Phone calls or emails not returned.
Sep 2021 - CA keeps sending emails. Contacted the Insurance company. The Insurance company contacted the CA by phone and told them the account was settled. CA informs the insurance agent that it will contact the service provider and sort it out.
Sep 2021 - CA reports to CRA. Credit scores drop.
Sep 2021 - Online dispute raised with CRA with full proof of payment. However, all disputes closed that the debt is valid.
Oct 2021 - CA sends me the letter I still owe $1,200 + interest.
I have the payment proof (insurance payment + co-pay that was paid in 2019). Can I please get your advise? Would this constitute as an insurance fraud? Should I send the proof of payment to the CA? Thank you so much. Appreciate it.
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