I did something incredibly stupid -- which is I got five separate "leftover" bills from Lenox Hill Hospital -- three for $100, one for $200 and one for $600. This was what I owed various doctors after insurance paid. I had them in a neat little pile -- stand by for STUPID -- and I shredded them.
Ok, so this morning I called Lenox Hill to get duplicates... went through various offices... finally got the right woman who searched and searched and said I don't owe any money to Lenox Hill. That sort of makes sense as these claims were all new and didn't come up in the "manage my claims" at UHC.
I told her I'd wait 30 days and see what the system spits out. The moral of this story is: Don't pay your bills; just shred them, right??