Being billed two years later by a company that is now bankrupt?
My wife had some blood work done with her cardiologist back in October of 2017. A few weeks ago, we received a billing statement from the hospital the cardiologist worked out of, stating a suspiciously high cost for that blood work ($7500ish), and stating that after insurance we owed ~$700 for it.
I called my insurance to verify, and they told me to get in touch with the billing department for that facility. When I called them, I got a “This number is not in service” message. I tried checking their website, and nothing came up but two lines of black text on a white background stating information about what address to go to for medical records (curious, I checked the page source, and it’s literally 17 lines of html that likely took 5 minutes in notepad to put together). I googled around a bit, and apparently the company went bankrupt in April of 2018 after being investigated for super shady billing practices.
However, a few days ago, I received another notice from the company, still stating that we owed them, and still pointing us to the same non-working phone number and website.
I’m trying to figure out what to do here- Any thoughts? I don’t want to have this go to collections, but I also don’t know if the charges are legit, or if they are, how I’d even go about paying them. A big part of me just wants to say that I’ve done my due diligence and ignore it, but I know there could be some serious consequences to my credit rating if I go that path.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and for any advice yall might have.
TLDR: being billed by a now bankrupt company with no way to contact them- what should I do?