The supplier of medical equipment sent me bills that showed the amount paid by Blue Shield and the amount I owe. After about 6 months of my making calls, faxing, e-mails and postal mail, they finally provided me with a bill that showed how much I paid in the past year. My Audit with Blue Shield and my records did not match the records of the Medical Supplier in regards to my total due.
I stopped buying from them and offered a settlement which they would not accept. It was about $85 less than they said I owed.
So I agreed to send monthly payments. After 2 months they came back to harass me with a threatening letter that either I pay up in 10 days (an amount that is $200 more than my original offer) or they will send it to collections. They say I owe $590.
My story of the events does not match their story. The HMO group referred me to Blue Shield 2 times. They were very helpful, but this is in regards to final amounts due. That is between me and the provider.
Can they turn me over to Collections when I am making minimal payments of $15? I was willing and able to borrow the amount I offered back in Oct. 2005, but they would not accept it.
Thanks for your advice.
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