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UCLA Medical Center: Reverse unfair billing of $600 for a "free" routine physical exam

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Don't let big business trample the rights of health patients to fair billing.  Please sign this petition asking UCLA to reimburse me in full for a physical exam that I was charged hundreds of dollars for due to a billing error.

UCLA Medical Center submitted the bill for my routine physical to my insurance company as a "hospital visit", causing my co-pay to go from $0 (for a physical) to $600 (for a hospital visit).  My insurance company assured me they would pay the bill in full, as my policy says they would, if UCLA would resubmit the doctor's visit bill as a doctor visit (which it was) instead of a hospital visit.  UCLA refused to resubmit the charge correctly to my insurance company, claiming it was "impossible."  Instead, UCLA continued to send me bills to needlessly pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket for an appointment that was should have been 100% covered by my insurance. 

UCLA Medical Center eventually threatened to send my account to collections, a move which would jeopardize my credit and home-buying ability for the next 7 years.  I begrudgingly paid the UCLA bill to avoid that but want to be reimbursed.  It is only fair.  I have spent months trying to correct this matter with UCLA directly to no avail. 

Don't let big business trample the rights of health patients to fair billing.  Please sign this petition asking UCLA to reimburse me in full for my physical exam that I was charged hundreds of dollars for, simply due to a flaw in UCLA's internal billing system.



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