Moon Twp, PA (PressExposure) July 09, 2009 -- Health care plans are offered under all sorts of hues and variations like co payment by the patients, deductibles, reimbursement of certain non medical expenses etc. There are also various other minute details involved that might not have been clear to the subscribers before the availing medical care. Because of these reasons, a patient might have exceeded the permissible limits. The health care collection agent becomes the fourth member along with the patient, the doctor and the third party health care provider involved in this maze of reimbursement of medical costs.
The medical collection agency has to follow legal procedure to recover the unpaid amount of delinquent cases. It may have to investigate who is at fault before proceeding with the recovery. Consulting the health care service provider and getting the details of the case would be the first step. Contacting the third party health care provider is the next step to find out if the patient was a subscriber at the time of availing the benefit. Also whether the medical procedures were included in the plan or not and whether the patient had exceeded the permissible limits are also to be probed.
Finally the medical collection agency has to target the patient or the third party health care provider or both as the case may be in order to recover the dues. In all cases the provisions of law like Fair Debt Collections Practices Act must be strictly adhered to.