received bill almost 2 years after service!
How long is too long to wait to send a bill?
About a month ago, I received an invoice from our local hospital system for a visit my husband made in april of '04. I've spoken to customer service who promised to send an itemized statement but she couldn't tell me why it took so long to send the bill. Then today I received another bill but still no itemized statement. It's only for the $30 copay, so no big deal really. But I wonder if there is a time limit of some sorts for billing someone for services rendered.
At this late date I really have no idea if my husband actually made the doctor visit or if we've already paid it. I'm tempted to tell them to go jump in the lake, but for $30 it's not really worth the hassle that would ensue.
So how late is too late?