For the past six months I have been trying to clean up my credit. While looking over my credit report I mnoticed something on there fro mOverton Russell Doerr and Donovan. I had no idea what this was so I google searched the name and found a phone number. I called them up and said you are listed on my credit report who are you and why are you on my report.
I gve them my info and they told me that back in 2003 I must have taken my son to the Children's Hospital and never paid the bill. I said that is impossible as my children have always had health insurance. I am disabled and my children are on state Medicaid. I said well please send me the bill so I can look it over and figure out what is going on.
They sent me there demand letter for payment not a bill. So I called the hospital, and they said that indeed there was a bill and they had sent me bills but I never responded. Come to find out they never updated my address and were sending bills to an address that I lived at before my son was even born. Although, when you go to this particular hospital before you can even be seen they take you over to a little cubicle and get all your info and insurance info.
Now I have got this collection agency calling me everyday and ending me letters that my account is seriously past due every week. So I call the 1-800 Medicaid number and explain all of this to them. The woman from Medicaid told me that there is nothing that they can do since the bill is so old. However, since your son did have active Medicaid at the time it is illoegal for that account to be sent to collections. I said oh really she told me to go to their website and read all about it. So I did, she also sent me a statment verifying his active coverage dates.
I sent a letter to ORD&D along with the info from the net with the specific law number and their explanation of the law, along with the medicaid coverage statement. I also sent this to Experian. Experian came back verified. And ORD&D said that they don't care, I owe them the money and I need to pay it now.
How can they being lawyers just blatently ignore the law? The bill is $1,100 if i had the money I would pay it. That is my monthly income tomes two. They are very rude, unsympathetic, and ignorant of the law. They have no legal right to collect on this debt and they know it. I have also sent the same letter to the hospital hopefully they will do the right thing.
amherst, New York