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I have a medical lab bill for about $300. I've paid it three times by mail with a credit card. It never shows up on my credit card statement(s), and a month later I get the bill again.

I've switched credit cards to see if that helps. Today I got the bill for the fourth time. I called them up to ask WTF? The account specialist admitted that they're having "personnel problems," and the knuckleheads opening their mail look for checks, forget to look for credit card information on the payment stub, and if they don't see a check they throw the stub in the shredder. :confused:

They're also not a BC/BS preferred provider. The last time I was in for lab' work, one of their employees warned me about that and said I should switch labs to save money. I did that, two problems solved at once.

I'm sooo glad to be retired. It's really cut down on the number of idiots I have to deal with.
 

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That's a unusually comprehensive account of a situation for a usually reserved contributer.

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That's alright. I recently got a bill for $73,000 and change (my wife's left hip). She had the right one done in March and this one done in late June. Called the hospital. They claimed to have sent out a form asking for more information the day after they mailed the bill and would not send another form. Never got it. Insurance sent me an EOB for a small part of the hospital bill (around $3k) with no payment due to "duplicate bill". Called the insurance company and somebody marked that my wife had another insurance policy (she doesn't and nothing has changed since March). Still waiting on the updated EOB...
 

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A friend has a pretty good theory on why my medical bill payment was thrown in the shredder three times. His theory is that it's rare for people to pay bill by credit card using snail mail instead. Most credit card payers go on websites, where all check writers use snail mail. Still, I've never had this happen with other credit card payments sent though the snail mail.

The same friend also previously answered my rhetorical question "Why do I have so many crazy ****s in my life?" He said that I'm a "black hole of sanity," and when somebody crosses the event horizon I suck the sanity right out of them.
 

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A friend has a pretty good theory on why my medical bill payment was thrown in the shredder three times. His theory is that it's rare for people to pay bill by credit card using snail mail instead. Most credit card payers go on websites, where all check writers use snail mail. Still, I've never had this happen with other credit card payments sent though the snail mail.

The same friend also previously answered my rhetorical question "Why do I have so many crazy ****s in my life?" He said that I'm a "black hole of sanity," and when somebody crosses the event horizon I suck the sanity right out of them.
I may fall into that category, too...
 

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I may fall into that category, too...

I'm guessing I do as well, because I encounter so much crazy and stupid sh1t, that my mind boggles on a very regular basis... :dunno:
 

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Apparently our insurance company all of a sudden thinks we have medicare (I'll be 60 next month) and made the change in Feb 2018. Never mind that they processed my wife's surgery claim properly in March of this year, but can't seem to get this one right...
 

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Well, since you can get on here and post yer problems I'm guessing you're somewhat somewhat computer savvy. Yes? No?

Anyway, pay those bills online through your bank. No checks. No stamps. No snail mail. You've got a convenient record of every bill you pay.

If you don't bank at a bank just open an account for paying bills etc. and electronically transfer funds from one financial institution to another.

Online bill pay is soooooooooooooo convenient.
 

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Well, since you can get on here and post yer problems I'm guessing you're somewhat somewhat computer savvy. Yes? No?

Anyway, pay those bills online through your bank. No checks. No stamps. No snail mail. You've got a convenient record of every bill you pay.

If you don't bank at a bank just open an account for paying bills etc. and electronically transfer funds from one financial institution to another.

Online bill pay is soooooooooooooo convenient.
I do that with my regular bills. But, I don't bother for the intermittent medical bills. My solution with those Bubba's was to use another medical lab from now on. That will also save me about $1000/year.

Actually, I can't get signed up for on-line payment for my cable-Interwebs-phone bill. The account's in Frau Putzer's name, and she's never around when I get in the mood to fix it so I can pay that bill on-line. We're also moving to another state in late-2020 or early-2021. I have more than enough checks from our local credit union to last until then.

About 85% of our spending is on credit cards. Oddly, our city lets us pay our water bill with a credit card and no extra service fee. I used to get a 3% rebate on it by using our Ink card. But, Ink dropped utilities as one of the enhanced rebate categories.
 
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