Saltville Medical Center Administrator

Saltville Medical Center Administrator

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Be Prepared

Nashville, TN

#1 Mar 9, 2012
Just want anyone who owes money to the clinics involved with these pieces of trash to know you may not be allowed to see your doctor until your bill is paid in full. People with balances are being put on a "no appointment list" until their accounts are paid. Even if you are on life sustaining meds you can't get refills. My advice is to not let them run all over us because it is not our fault that the last asshole that held the job took all of their money and it certainly isn't our responsibility to replace what he took. The ones who work in the old hospital building are the nastiest bunch of bitches I have ever seen and I assume they are trying to amass enough money off the backs of the poor folks to find some to steal for themselves. The last time I researched it's illegal to turn someone awat from medical care simply for their inability to pay.
heard it

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 9, 2012
Was told by someone they wouldn't see them cause they owed alittle money out there. I don't think it's right as long as they are paying something on it.
Nell

Springfield, TN

#3 Mar 9, 2012
Don't give 'em another thought. If they're awaiting for clientele wealthy enough to pay cash for medical services, they're putting themselves out of business. The people in this area who can pay cash for medical services, go to Bristol and Johnson City or anywhere other than Saltville.
hmmm

Springfield, TN

#5 Mar 10, 2012
Ok heres my question..Do you go to Wal-Mart and no pay??..I work in the medical field and I have to get a paycheck too..If you want free medical care then go to the Free Clinic..All Im saying is you have to pay when you go to the grocery store and everything else..Why not medical care???
Excuse Me

Nashville, TN

#6 Mar 10, 2012
I am the person being referred to here and yes, I pay my bills. The amount owed that is being talked about is covered by INSURANCE which hasn't paid yet. Since it is covered by INSURANCE then the dumbasses can wait for payment just like they do for other INSURANCE payments. Next thing you know they will be requiring Medicaid and Medicare patients to pay their entire bill up front also. Every time I go to the doctor I pay my bill....IN FULL. The fact that this particular bill is an INSURANCE claim is what makes it different. I'm real sorry that the whole story wasn't told, but now that everybody knows....if you work in the medical field hmmm, do you make patients pay their whole bill when insurance is involved? I bet not cause most health care providers have some sort of decency about them.
hmmm

Springfield, TN

#7 Mar 10, 2012
It is your responsability as the patient to make sure your insurance is paying the bill that is owed..Sounds to me like it has been hanging out there for awhile for them to turn you away over something that the insurance hasnt paid..They should only allow insurance so long to pay their portion of the bill and if they dont pay, its yours to pay as the patient..Thats the way it works..IF its that OLD call your insurance..After so long they are not obligted to pay the bill..And if its not that old and they are turning you away then you have a right to complain..Also did you ever think they are doing what they were told to do to keep their job..Ever heard Dont shoot the messagner???..
just a thought

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 10, 2012
All I can say and know for sure, Howard Chapman did not take any money, no money was missing. Keep throwing his name around like he is guilty and lawsuits will be filed. No one gets a free ride and it is not a free clinic. I pay to be seen like everyone else. If I did not like my fnp so well I would go somewhere else myself. If your pissed take it to the Board, they run the show now.
classy lady

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Mar 10, 2012
You need to take some responsibility for making sure that your claim has been filed and is being looked at. They are not very prompt at filing.
Excuse Me

Nashville, TN

#10 Mar 10, 2012
hmmm wrote:
It is your responsability as the patient to make sure your insurance is paying the bill that is owed..Sounds to me like it has been hanging out there for awhile for them to turn you away over something that the insurance hasnt paid..They should only allow insurance so long to pay their portion of the bill and if they dont pay, its yours to pay as the patient..Thats the way it works..IF its that OLD call your insurance..After so long they are not obligted to pay the bill..And if its not that old and they are turning you away then you have a right to complain..Also did you ever think they are doing what they were told to do to keep their job..Ever heard Dont shoot the messagner???..
FYI, the INSURANCE claim is attached to a lawsuit. My attorney says "when Saltville Medical Center submits the appropriate itemized bills (which they haven't) a check will be mailed. As for "hanging out there for a while" it's been less than a year and my attorney has been trying to get the bills for almost 4 months. They weren't doing "what they were told" the person who is acting like a jackass is the "one who gives orders."
Frauddept

Nashville, TN

#11 Mar 10, 2012
Be Prepared wrote:
Just want anyone who owes money to the clinics involved with these pieces of trash to know you may not be allowed to see your doctor until your bill is paid in full. People with balances are being put on a "no appointment list" until their accounts are paid. Even if you are on life sustaining meds you can't get refills. My advice is to not let them run all over us because it is not our fault that the last asshole that held the job took all of their money and it certainly isn't our responsibility to replace what he took. The ones who work in the old hospital building are the nastiest bunch of bitches I have ever seen and I assume they are trying to amass enough money off the backs of the poor folks to find some to steal for themselves. The last time I researched it's illegal to turn someone awat from medical care simply for their inability to pay.

Unless that is if you 'had' this balence and are now covered by medicaid or other insurance. Furthermore if you people paid the $7.50 or $15.00 co-pay's the state picks the bill up...and I'd not be afraid to bet that they didn't charge the insurance as well, because medicaid goes back 3 months.
hmmm

Springfield, TN

#12 Mar 10, 2012
How does your attorney know what your insurance will pay..Thats up to your insurance not the attorney..Insurance will not pay a claim after one year..You better hurry up!!
Excuse Me wrote:
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FYI, the INSURANCE claim is attached to a lawsuit. My attorney says "when Saltville Medical Center submits the appropriate itemized bills (which they haven't) a check will be mailed. As for "hanging out there for a while" it's been less than a year and my attorney has been trying to get the bills for almost 4 months. They weren't doing "what they were told" the person who is acting like a jackass is the "one who gives orders."
Excuse Me

Nashville, TN

#13 Mar 10, 2012
hmmm wrote:
How does your attorney know what your insurance will pay..Thats up to your insurance not the attorney..Insurance will not pay a claim after one year..You better hurry up!!
<quoted text>
Your information is wrong. I have 2 years from the time the accident happened to file suit. After that it can take as long as is necessary to settle the suit. I filed well within my two year time limit. One insurance company has claimed responsibility for $2000 worth of medpay for me and another $2000 for the driver of the car. It isn't my fault that Saltville Medical Center hasn't sent my lawyer the itemized bills he requested morth than 4 months ago. Maybe they were too busy stealing what was already there to realize they were slacking on other things. Whoever gave you the information that insurance will not pay a claim after year needs to go back and read that law again. You must work for SMC to be so worried about whether or not they get more money to steal.
Food Stamp America

Hermitage, TN

#14 Mar 10, 2012
That's what is wrong with this whole country. Everyone wants something for nothing. Pretty sure that this country has seen it's best days with everyone gaming the system. What happened to the days when people had enough pride to want to make their own way in life. Instead, we have become a people who will gladly let someone else pay for bills that should be our responsibility.
Excuse Me

Nashville, TN

#15 Mar 10, 2012
Food Stamp America wrote:
That's what is wrong with this whole country. Everyone wants something for nothing. Pretty sure that this country has seen it's best days with everyone gaming the system. What happened to the days when people had enough pride to want to make their own way in life. Instead, we have become a people who will gladly let someone else pay for bills that should be our responsibility.
When a punk assed boy runs into the ASS END of my car so hard that my rear fender is sitting against the back of my seat you damned right he is going to pay my bills, pay for my car, and everything else he damaged. I was sitting still when he came barrelling through the town of Marion in rush hour traffic in excess of 50 miles per hour. THAT'S WHAT INSURANCE IS FOR!
Common Sense

Abingdon, VA

#16 Mar 12, 2012
If you're that dissatisfied with the situation find another doctor and stop the moaning & groaning. You'll find that all medical practices are requiring you pay before services are rendered regardless of your financial status. If you don't want to pay then go the the Free Clinic in Marion they'll be happy to assist you. It's amazing how people can't afford the medical care but can tobacco products, cell phones, etc., seems like your health would be a priority before those things.
truth

Johnson City, TN

#17 Mar 12, 2012
Be Prepared wrote:
Just want anyone who owes money to the clinics involved with these pieces of trash to know you may not be allowed to see your doctor until your bill is paid in full. People with balances are being put on a "no appointment list" until their accounts are paid. Even if you are on life sustaining meds you can't get refills. My advice is to not let them run all over us because it is not our fault that the last asshole that held the job took all of their money and it certainly isn't our responsibility to replace what he took. The ones who work in the old hospital building are the nastiest bunch of bitches I have ever seen and I assume they are trying to amass enough money off the backs of the poor folks to find some to steal for themselves. The last time I researched it's illegal to turn someone awat from medical care simply for their inability to pay.
Write your congressman they were the guys who help get these clinics put in. You can go on line and write to him and explain the situation to them. Also they went up on there sliding fee. Which is wrong. So congressman will be getting a letter from me. What are the American people suppose to do without health care. This is wrong. Something is going on with this and it needs to be checked out just like other things that have went on in Saltville.
Excuse Me

Nashville, TN

#18 Mar 13, 2012
Common Sense wrote:
If you're that dissatisfied with the situation find another doctor and stop the moaning & groaning. You'll find that all medical practices are requiring you pay before services are rendered regardless of your financial status. If you don't want to pay then go the the Free Clinic in Marion they'll be happy to assist you. It's amazing how people can't afford the medical care but can tobacco products, cell phones, etc., seems like your health would be a priority before those things.
1. I don't have a cell phone
2. I don't smoke
3. I don't own a car anymore.

If this weren't my family doctors then I would gladly go elsewhere. I pay my bill IN FULL every time I go. I just think they could have had the decency to tell me from the beginning that I needed to pay the bill and let insurance reimburse me or let the balanc ride until the insurance sends them a check. It's nit IF I gat a check but WHEN I get a check. Let's face it the SMC billing dept. are a bunch of arrogant assholes who want to make money off the poor. Yes, I'm on a sliding scale just like 95% of the people over there. If I could pay that bill in full then I wouldn't need a sliding scale. Oh, by the way, they accepted my sliding scale payments on the very same accounts they are wanting more money for. So in essence, they wil be getting paid teice for providing the same service. I believe I will write or call my congressman!
agree

Bremo Bluff, VA

#19 Mar 13, 2012
SMC needs a checking into. Look at all the other 'mishaps' in Saltville!
truth

Johnson City, TN

#20 Mar 13, 2012
Food Stamp America wrote:
That's what is wrong with this whole country. Everyone wants something for nothing. Pretty sure that this country has seen it's best days with everyone gaming the system. What happened to the days when people had enough pride to want to make their own way in life. Instead, we have become a people who will gladly let someone else pay for bills that should be our responsibility.
This is not about getting food stamps or help from the government. It is about people who have no health care. And as far as I'm concerned if they can go in other countries and give people health care than they can do it for the American people. There are many people in the United States that have no health care. It's a shame. That is why this clinic was put in to help low income people who could not get health care and where they could afford to pay for it. Our Government does not want to help us or they would have done something about this along time ago. Now this clinic is raising there sliding scale fee to 15 dollars and some that are on low income can not afford that. Plus you add in the medications that you have to pay for. Some people are on a fixed income. You go without medications or you go with out food. Now look at the price of Gas. Do you really think that the Government gives a crap about there people. I don't think so.
Food Stamp America

Hermitage, TN

#21 Mar 13, 2012
truth wrote:
<quoted text>This is not about getting food stamps or help from the government. It is about people who have no health care. And as far as I'm concerned if they can go in other countries and give people health care than they can do it for the American people. There are many people in the United States that have no health care. It's a shame. That is why this clinic was put in to help low income people who could not get health care and where they could afford to pay for it. Our Government does not want to help us or they would have done something about this along time ago. Now this clinic is raising there sliding scale fee to 15 dollars and some that are on low income can not afford that. Plus you add in the medications that you have to pay for. Some people are on a fixed income. You go without medications or you go with out food. Now look at the price of Gas. Do you really think that the Government gives a crap about there people. I don't think so.
Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what YOU can do for your country.

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