Date Received: 2017-07-11T00:00:00
Product: Medical debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I received a bill from the hospital and it was due on XX/XX/XXXX. Before I had the chance to pay it, the hospital sent it to a collection agency, FMA Alliance , Ltd., on the day it was due XX/XX/XXXX. I called the hospital on XX/XX/XXXX and paid off the bill and was assured that it would be recalled from collections since it should never have been sent in the first place, I was told it must have been a ” glitch ” in the hospital ‘s computer system. On XX/XX/XXXX IXX/XX/XXXX received a letter from the collection agency stating I still owed the payment of XXXX. I explained that it was paid in full to the hospital but that did not matter. I was told that I still had to pay the collection agency, FMA, as they were not notified it was paid. On XX/XX/XXXX I contact the hospital and explain, they say they will contact the collection agency, FMA. Called FMA back to make sure it was taken care of, was told it would not be cleared until they received payment I gave to hospital. Tried to work with hospital, they treated me like I never paid and was lying. Collection agency just threatens to put on my credit while demanding payment. Said they will continue to contact me until they receive payment from me or hospital. Hospital said they do not take the payment from me to send to collection agency. So not only did hospital send it to FMA in error, now that it is paid in full, FMA still wants the same payment. Hospital ‘s solution, just ignore them.
Company: FMA Alliance, Ltd.
State/Zip: OK 735XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2571417
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