MEDICARE MESSED MEDICAL BILL OF
By Woodrow Wilcox
Every day, I help senior citizens with medical bill problems that were caused by mistakes made by Medicare and/or the Veterans Administration medical clinics.
There are several possible causes of errors made by the federal government that cause senior citizens and veterans problems. The main source of error is the electronic data systems.
The federal government’s electronic data system causes the most problems. The system relies on telephone lines and satellite uplinks and downlinks for sending and receiving information about senior citizens, their identities, and their medical bills.
When there is a problem with the system, data becomes distorted or lost. When that happens, the medical bills of senior citizens on Medicare don’t get paid correctly or at all.
If Obama and his allies in Congress impose a national health care system on everyone, then everyone can expect these kinds of problems with their medical bills. I have helped senior citizens to correct bills of a few dollars and of over $200,000.
For over six years, I have helped senior citizens with Medicare billing problems and have written over 100 articles about such problems. Many of the articles can be read at www.medicareproblems.net.
Following is an excerpt of a letter that I sent to one of our clients after checking on an unpaid medical bill which caused her worry.
The bill for $63.68 from St. Mary Medical Center was received by your Medicare supplement insurance company on October 15.
The federal government’s Medicare system FAILED TO SEND THE BILLING INFORMATION TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY by the normal means of “electronic crossover” which is a high-tech “email” system.
Your insurance company was able to obtain a “hard” (paper) copy of the claim on October 15 and is processing the claim now. The insurance company has up to 30 days to process a claim once it receives it.
I wanted you to know that we checked on this bill for you and that you should allow some time for your insurance company to process this claim.
Note: Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill problem solver at Senior Care Insurance Services in
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Written on October 20, 2009 by
Wilcox News Service