Carl Stops Receiving Medical Bills with Help from OCRA


Carl repeatedly received bills for a medical service which he believed his medical insurance should have paid. Carl has both Medicare and Medi-Cal. OCRA contacted the medical provider to make sure they had Carl’s correct insurance information and had properly billed. OCRA also told the provider that state and federal law prevents them from “balance billing” because it accepted Carl as a Medi-Cal beneficiary when it provided the medical treatment to him. OCRA discovered that the medical provider simply had the wrong address for Medicare and Medi-Cal. OCRA and Carl gave the provider the correct address and all of Carl’s insurance information. To date, Carl has not received any additional bills regarding this service.