After paying for a medical service at the time of service, can a provider later claim they made a error and bill you more?

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After paying for a medical service at the time of service, can a provider later claim they made a error and bill you more?

We received medical service for casting a fracture over 1 1/2 years ago. We paid $200 at the time of service and received a 5% discount for paying at the time of service. Later they sent a bill claiming that we were billed wrong at the time of service and we owe $500 more. We contested the bill at the time. But they insist we owe the revised bill. They continued to send us billing statements monthly. Now they are planning to sent the bill to a collection service. So do we legally owe what they claim? And con they send it to a collection agency.

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Oregon

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