I am Native American and live on a reservation in the Washington State. Tribal clinics are exempt from the Labor and Industry Medical Provider Medical Network. When I shared this information with my claims manager, I was told I was wrong. The claims manager refused to verify the information I gave her. She refused to pay my medical bills, time loss benefits and told me I was 'a test case.'
This has been going on for 4 months. I requested to speak with supervisors and operational managers, no one returned my phone calls.
As a result. , I am being threatened with foreclosure on my home. I did try to find a new doctor but was turned down by 16 doctors.
On 3/15/13, Labor and Industry management stated that Tribal clinics were exempt and I could resume my treatments.