Several months ago I was hospitalized and had to have minor surgery. I received two sets of bills from the procedure - a set from the hospital, and a set specifically from the doctor/surgeon.
The bill from the hospital was roughly $1200, and the bill from the doctor was a $40 co-pay.
Here's what throws me off - I have an HRA, and I received a letter showing how it ($725 of it) was applied to a third bill - which would've been around $1500 total.
I looked into my HRA claims, and from that hospital trip it received 3 claims - a $25 claim (paid from the $750), the ~$1500 claim that it applied the remaining $725 from my HRA to, and a third $47 claim it denied (because I had nothing left in the HRA). I have not received a bill, 4 months later, for any of these 3 claims. The $40 co-pay or the $1200 bill were never apparently sent as claims to my HRA.
I called the hospital billing services, with the $1200 bill, to see if the $725 had been applied to THAT bill, but they confirmed it was the doctor-specific side of the fence (with a different billing service).
My question basically boils down to - did my $750 HRA get applied to nothing? If I'm never going to be billed for that $1500 total service, why would I apply the $750 to it? I don't want to call to try and straighten it out, and end up having them realize they never billed me. Does anyone familiar with the logistics of hospital billing know what exactly happened here? Should I expect a bill, it just might take even longer?
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