S. O. S. – SPEAKING OF SENIORS
By Woodrow Wilcox
On January 31, 2018, I wrote a letter to a collection agency and the hospital that it represented and told them that if the false bill that they sent to our client was not recalled, I would help our client file complaints against both firms with appropriate state and/or federal offices.
Our client is a blind senior citizen from Westville, Indiana. In 2017, he got a bill that he did not understand. His wife sent it to me. We got copies of the Medicare ruling on the claim, and I compared it to the bill from the hospital and the collection agency.
The footnotes of Medicare’s ruling stated that the hospital could not charge our client the $1,672.68 that the hospital and collection firm were demanding.
Basically, I told the hospital and collection firm that I had caught them violating Medicare rules and trying to collect on a false bill.
This sort of thing happens to seniors all over the country. If no one helps the senior citizen to review and correct a false or fraudulent bill, then the senior citizen pays the false bill.
In past articles, I gave my calculations for my belief that false and fraudulent bills caused by the Medicare system cost seniors in our country over one billion dollars per year. That financial drain hurts seniors, their families, and the communities in which the seniors live. If you want to start to learn how to help seniors with this problem, get my book SOLVING MEDICARE PROBLEM$.
All the help that I gave this client was FREE OF CHARGE. This insurance agency “goes the extra mile” to help senior citizen clients with such problems.
Note: Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill case worker at Senior Care Insurance Services in Merrillville, Indiana. He has saved senior citizen clients of that agency over two million dollars by fighting mistakes and fraud in the Medicare system.