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Another thing about medical debt is that it isn't always what it seems. My Mom was in the hospital a number of years ago, and we started getting bills from doctors we never even heard of for vague services. I tried to challenge the business office, asking them to tell me what services the doctor provided and was ignored and ultimately sent to collection. I helped Mom formally challenge the bill using her rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, asking for documentation. Guess what? They couldn't provide any, we never heard from them again, and there was no impact to her credit rating.

When reviewing medical bills, one still needs to look carfully - as they say, caveat emptor.

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