I work for a pediatric clinic in Washington state. If a parent fails to provide correct insurance information for their child until after the claim would be considered timely filing (and we are contracted with the patient's insurance), is there anything we can do to receive payment? Or does this get chalked up to a free visit due to the parent's negligence? We would have exhausted all means to get this information. In some instances have billed the parent directly and they have paid, only to call months later to say they had insurance during that time.