What should I do if a doctor says he never received payment for services?
I received a medical bill for which I wrote a check and sent almost 2 weeks ago. Today I received another bill for the same services. I called the doctor's office and they said they never received the payment. I called the bank and the check has not been cashed. What should I do?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
I'd send them another check. if both end up being cashed, the doctor's office will refund the overpayment. they can also put a note on your file that will reduce the chance of the second check being cashed IF it turns up.
- InLv 72 months ago
Stop payment on the first check and hand deliver another, making sure you get a receipt. Your bank will probably charge a fee for the "stop payment".
- 2 months ago
Write another check and stop the first one. Simple.
- PAMELALv 72 months ago
Write another check or give the doctor cash, and get a receipt!
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- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
You go to the bank and place a stop payment order on the check they never received.
Then you PAY THE BILL.
- NosehairLv 72 months ago
I have had to deal with this several times as a landlord who received rent checks through the mail. The number of letters that get lost in the mail seems (?) to have gotten much worse. What you do is have your bank stop payment on the check that your doctor never received. Before the bank stops payment they will check to see that it never cleared the bank. Once that is done the original check cannot be cashed and you just write your doctor a new check.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Put a stop on the old check and write out a new one.
- it is iLv 52 months ago
Nothing until just before they threaten to give it to a collections agency, then cancel your old check and hand deliver another one.
- ibu guruLv 72 months ago
Issue a stop payment order on that check with your bank. Write & deliver a new check to the doctor's office.
- KjelstadLv 62 months ago
cancel the check and write a new one.