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If Medicare is your secondary insurance and your primary insurance is paying only a part of the bill can the hospital sue you for anything?

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2009-08-30 02:30:15
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Providers and hospitals that are in your insurance companies network will not come after the patient for costs over the negotiated allowed amount for the services they provide. Providers and hospitals can try to collect from you if they are not in the network (even if your insurance company has paid for some costs) or if some of the services are not covered by your insurance company, or if you are over the benefit limit for those services. Also, providers and hospitals can collect coinsurance costs that you haven't yet paid. If Medicare is secondary than unpaid costs would fall to them but the same rules apply. Potentially some services are not covered by either.

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