I am a Level 6 patient of a Methadone clinic in Salisbury, MD.I am currently disabled with medicare and Medicaid insurance
My Medicaid insurance had previously paid for my treatment for 8 yrs. When I went to the new clinic they said medicaid would not pay for treatment and made me self pay. I PAID until june.There is a discrepancy with payments. When my insurance was finally billed and started paying was on June 2016. I was told the clinic should back date billing and refund my money since I was insured at the time.the urinalysis company started billing me.I was lied to as to what was going on with this.I now have 11 outstanding bills 2 are in collections because the clinic was not paying the urinalysis company.Simce I have brought this all up I now being told they are discontinuing my treatment and transferring me to a state facility. All bills have been paid by insurance since June 2016 but they have never back billed yet.I have had to spend so many hours on the phone trying to straighten this mess out. My clinic did not allow me to call or even give me the number to Thier billing department to speak to anyone.I want my money paid back and pain and suffering if possible.plzhhhe
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