I contacted Lazarus Financial Group about two invoices that appeared on my credit report that I wanted more information about. After first speaking with a representative I was put on with the so-called supervisor, who was rude from the opening of her mouth, and tried to secure a payment in full of $1309.19, for medical bills that were paid by my state medicaid and insurance company. Ubenounced to me, the company that contracted Lazarus Financial Grp has since gone out of business, a sub-contracted company of LabCorp, and is trying to collect bill balances from paid accounts no matter if the patients had insurance or not, which is against the law. I then began contacting my state agencies of Medicaid and Insurance company about the issues on my credit and they both informed me that these matters were taken care of at the time of billing for services rendered, also that this company can not bill me for any amounts what-so-ever! After being hung up on numerous times by the same employees(Rachuel, and Jennifer) I contacted my primary care physician about the matter, and I was told that I am not the only patient dealing with this issue. Luckily I did speak to a male employee at the Lazarus Group that gave me the account numbers on the invoices/bills/proof of debt that the group refuses to provide; I in turn relayed the account numbers to my physicians office and they contacted the group to speak on my behalf. (1/3/12)
I was informed by Rachuel that this matter will remain on my credit and continue to hold me back from purchasing anything, and she will note it as a refusual to pay and hung up on me once again. That does not sound like professional and adult behavior, and very unethical business practices.(1/4/12)
To Clinical Laboratory Management the company who is attempting to unlawfully collect bill balances from paid accounts; you will never receive a penny from me or any other account for that matter, because I know my rights and am not one to just lay down and be bullied by some little non factor business that is no longer in existence.