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How long does a doctor's office in Florida have to bill a patient?

I had a visit on 8/30/2010 that should have been covered by my insurance. It was denied, but I did not receive notification or a bill until today, July 11. I assume the office has at least a year, but thought I'd ask to see if I have any right to refuse to pay any or all of it.

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Am not sure about the time line of the process but there are some things you need to know so that you can follow up on them with your insurance company. Check them out on the link below http://www.shands.org/public/faq/billing.asp. There is also a possibility of the doctor paying the wrong insurance company due to mix up but that?s a rare case. I hope everything is sorted up very soon and quickly. Good luck.

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Thanks. My insurance company never paid a single claim the entire time I was with them, so I'm not surprised this also was denied. The bill was actually two bills; didn't see that at first: one from 6/11/2010, so if it is a year limitation, I might have been able to avoid that. I decided it's not worth messing with and just called and paid it on their voicemail. It was only $108 and some change. With all the headaches I've had with my former insurance company and former doctors, I think this was probably the least expensive way to do it so that I'm not wasting time and resources trying to fight it.
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It depends on your insurance & where you live!

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I typed where I lived, Florida. It is state laws that determine it. Regarding insurance, that's irrelevant. Doctors have so much time based on state laws to bill the patients. The insurance company cannot increase or decrease those laws.
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