Q: In Tennessee can a dentist office bill me for services performed over two years ago?
I visited this dentist over two years ago and they apparently made a billing error with the change over to a new system. I never received a bill. I had been seeing a different dentist and I recently decided to go back to this office. I made an appointment and was informed of a $250 balance. I called to reschedule the appointment a few days later and the receptionist had a very bad attitude and I told her to just cancel the appointment instead. She then told me I had an outstanding balance of $490! A few days later I got a bill in the mail for $810. I called and talked to the office manager and she told me about the change in systems and as I am arguing my point she said from past notes it looks like I have had issues with the way they bill before and basically insinuated that I was trying to get dental services for nothing. She suggested we not do business together anymore. I am just frustrated with the way I was treated like a criminal or a deadbeat, because they screwed up the bill.
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