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Can medical provider bill me 4 years after charges were incurred?

Dear Consumer Ed:  A medical provider recently sent me a statement for $14,850.00, with charges dating from four to six years ago. The provider never submitted the bills to my insurance company as it had done in the past. The charges are far outside my insurance company’s contracted time (60 days) for consideration. Now the medical provider is threatening to send my account to a collection agency. Am I legally required to pay the full amount of these medical costs under these circumstances?

Credit Card Surcharges

Dear Consumer Ed:  How much of a surcharge are merchants allowed to charge you for paying with a credit card?

How will paying off old debt affect my credit?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I had a bill that went into collections. Now that I’ve paid it in full, will this continue to negatively affect my credit?