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NCO-Medclr / Unfair billing practices, fraud and rip off!

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I was seen in a Lovelace ER in June of 05. I have Presbyterian insurance but it was an emergency. A claim was never filed to Pres. I called Lovelace and faxed them my ins. card and they said it was all taken care of. Then I started getting calls from a credit agency. I faxed them my insurance card twice and they said it was all cleared up. Then I got a call from NCO-MEDCLR. I faxed them my card. The rep was beyond rude to me. I asked her if this would go on my credit report and she said, "When you do not pay your debts, you should be punished." I explained that it is not my debt as I have insurance. I called a month later and was told that it was pending. Now, 8 months later I have sold my house and am purchasing a new one. Guess what is on my credit report!!!

I called NCO and patiently dealt with their hatefulness. They would put me on hold in mid-sentence and interrupted me. They said that it is my ins. fault. I called Pres. and my wonderful rep. called them with me on a conference call. They completely lied to her when she confronted them about what they were telling me. She told them to fax the info to her and she'll take care of it. NCO refused. She said, "You cant hold this poor girl accountable for your mistake." They said too bad. At one point they thought they had us on hold and we could hear them badmouthing us. Finally they agreed to mail her the info in 48 hours. We shall see. I will not back down from this. They know that Pres will deny the claim due to timely file and they are responsible now for the debt. This company is fraudulent and I will not do business with any company that uses them as their third party credit agency!

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  • Do
      16th of Mar, 2007
    0 Votes

    We have been trying to zero out our past due since July of 06. Since then NCO-MEDCLR has repeated listed us with the credit bureaus even though they were paid and have acknowledged that fact each month. And each month we have to track them down and each month they respond that they will contact the credit bureaus and correct the problem, though each month they continue to report us as unpaid. I probably need to take greater steps to resolve this.

    But I do understand why they treat the credit problem on a whole as dead beats but we missed a payment and this IS FOR $88.00 (THAT'S EIGHTY-EIGHT DOLLARS!!!)

    Help!

  • Ju
      15th of Jun, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have the same report thats went on my credit twice this month and I paid them three months ago.

  • Ta
      27th of Jun, 2007
    0 Votes

    My husband has this company on his credit report and I need to get in touch with them but I can not find any number or address. Can someone give me the number?

  • Me
      15th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    This company has listed the same two debts twice on my husband's credit report and HE doesn't even know what they are for. I found this info on the web, hopefully it helps someone. If you have account questions or credit bureau matters, please call us toll free at 888-207-3081.

    MedClr Corporate Headquarters

    Address: 333 Glen Street
    Suite 200
    Glens Falls, NY 12801
    Telephone: (518) 745-8260
    Facsimile: (518) 745-8610
    Email: info@medclr.com

  • Mi
      1st of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have just found out that i have a small amount of money owed to them. I have no records or any information about the debt. I have been trying to contact them for almost a month to get the information so i can pay it. I have called emailed them and i cannot get anything out of them. They have put it on my credit report about 3 or 4 times. If anyone has any contact information from them feel free to email me at mike8mm2000@yahoo. Please put med clear in the re section.

  • Su
      1st of Sep, 2007
    0 Votes

    Dispute your credit report items with the credit bureaus. My husband had 2 NCO-MEDCLR accounts on his credit and he didn't know what they were. I tried to get proof from NCO so we could pay them, but they refused. I then disputed the accounts with all 3 bureaus and they were deleted.

    That is probably your best avenue for relief.

  • Ma
      10th of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have the same problem with NCO-MEDCLR, I want to call them but I don't find their number. Can Someone please give me the NCO-MEDCLR telephone number?

    Thank you!

  • Ha
      17th of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have gotten the same exact response!

  • Ca
      27th of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes
    NCO-Medclr - Poor service!
    United States

    It states on my Experian credit report that I owe this company 226.00. This KD on my report began JUL07 and continues on to the present. I HAVE NO MEMORY OF ANY OPENING OF THIS ACCOUNT! ALONG WITH ANY BILL, LOAN, OR COLLECTION TO BE MADE TO THIS COMPANY. No notice in the mail either, and its killing my credit.

    Beware!

  • Ia
      3rd of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    Same thing is going on with me!! How did you fix it? Plz advise smb!

  • Ka
      15th of Nov, 2007
    0 Votes

    Ha! This company is such a rip off. I think it's been three times total that I have paid them in the last four years. They continue to say that I owe them money!! I hate everything about them. My bill was (is) 159.00, that's it. Hell, I didn't even know I owed the money until I checked my credit report. I wish all of you the best..

  • Al
      31st of Jan, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hello Everyone!

    Well I'm hear to add to the list of complaints but to hopefully provide some contact information as well. I on one hand am at fault for a late payment to my hospital who afforded me the opportunity of making payments when I didn't have insurance. I had only been out of the military for a few months and hadn't picked up a job with benefits yet. So I was very appreciative to this payment plan. However, when I tried at the end of the year to make a payment less than a hundred, I was told that I could not, this is the only reason for non payment... I kept trying but was denied. I didn't understand why because everything went great this way for the first few months of payment. I didn't understand why, and I couldn't afford over $100. Next thing I know, on Christmas... yes Christmas, I saw them on my credit report. My initial issue as you can see is more with the hospital. However, NCO-MEDCLR showed up with no warning, no notification that they were attempting to collect from me, via mail or email. Not only did they show up, but they showed up six times....yes 6 times. I've never experienced such poor customer service in my life. And I'm not just saying that to trash their organization. Each person that I spoke with was not only loud and rude but treated me as I was someone beneath the average citizen. I could not get a question out from the main worker to the supervisor. The reps didn't want to listen, I could hear them talking about me in the background after forgetting to put me on hold. Loud music to inappropriate conversation was just the beginning of my experience. I was told to dispute it with the credit report. However, I can dispute it with them as well if they are the ones reporting it. They took one bill and split it up three times and then posted some of them twice. Çan you imagine being hit with six derogatory accounts on your credit report? Yes....my score dropped over 80 points immediately. I've called the hospital and found out that the actual doctor has the authority to report on you through the credit agencies and he has in fact done so. With that said, I never received a late bill notice, a notice from the collection agency stating that there is a unpaid bill and if I would like to dispute it it just showed up with no warning. To make it worse, I had a payment plan already set up, monthly, automatically with my hospital, so he is 200% wrong. This has been more than a headache.

    Here is the contact information that I've been able to dig up. Hope it helps you guys. I"m going to the BBB after this and filing a complain, with the professionalism or lack of and service for NCO and MEDCLR. Which by the way are two separate organization but really they work together.

    I'm also going to file complaints against the doctor who saw me.


    COLLECTION DEPARTMENT IN BARBADOS: 1-888-207-3081

    Creditor Name: NCO-MEDCLR
    Creditor Add: PO BOX 8547
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19101-8547

    Creditor Phone: 866-846-5106
    ____________________________________

    NCO-MEDCLR
    POB 4148
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19109

    800-273-6816 for credit card 866-776-8221 (for medical department)
    _________________________________________________

    2nd Address: This is the supposed headquarters

    NCO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
    507 PRUDENTIAL ROAD
    HORSHAM PA 19044
    ___________________________________________________


    However, I have this same address listed with a different subject:

    MEDCLEAR INC.
    507 PRUDENTIAL RD.
    HORSHAM, PA 19044-2308

    PH: 800-541-2742

    Alright guys... good luck.. it took me a lot of digging. I pulled these from contact information give to me by phone from NCO/MEDCLR and also from my credit report. They all are pretty accurate, but I've never verified the address. Good luck to you all. If anyone has information on how to gain contact information for the doctor you saw, please pass it along.

    Thank you for your time and your ear.

  • Ak
      22nd of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes
    NCO-Medclr - no prior medical bills
    United States

    I am active duty military and they pay for 100% of ALL medical expenses I have had the last five years. I looked at my credit report and for the first time I have heard of (I check it 2x year) I see an unpaid medical bill for $279 from 2005. Can't wait to call the company and talk to them tomarrow AM!

  • Br
      26th of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    I had a hospital visit in 05' i settled the debt for 60% of the total early 07' and have a letter clearing the debt i just found out yesterday they are still billing my credit for the other 40% how do i stop them

  • Jo
      2nd of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hepl!
    yo trato de comunicarme por tel. pero me dice que la caja de mensajes esta llena .
    Hice un reporte de credito y parese que tengo una cuenta en collection, yo si estube en el Hospital por accidente de trabajo. El patron dijo que se haria cargo de todos los gastos, pero debio quedar algo pendiente y quiero aclarar esta situacion.
    Account Name Medclear Inc. Account Number 4351xxxx . Balance $85
    Jose L. Diaz
    Tel. 402 732-8665

    Patron:Daedalus Construction Com
    Ann Mckeone, Controller
    Tel.402 556-1892 Ext. 233 Gracias.

  • K8
      6th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    I had a similar problem with NCO and more than one ER visit. The third party biller responsible for billing for the doctors never sent me a bill. I never even knew I HAD a bill. I paid all the hospital bills insurance didn't cover. I found out about the third party biller after they sold the debt to NCO and/or OSI collections (OSI works for NCO) only about 2 months after the visits!!!

    I sent a CLRR to OSI and it was returned to me, since they have probably 100 different addresses. I called the 3rd party biller, and they sure enough, had the WRONG address, although the hospital had the correct one. I disputed this with all THREE credit bureaus, and so far they have been removed from 2 and I am waiting to hear on the last one.

    I NEVER would speak with a collections company. You can say the wrong thing and it will reopen a statute of limitations. Only deal in writing and DOCUMENT everything. I know OSI collections has been in trouble with FTC for fraudulent debt.

    Good luck.

  • Ni
      31st of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    Im an actual collector for medclr NCO.. all of these complaints are very troubling to me cause in the department i work in my co-workers and i try to be as professional and courteous as possible.. the ones you encountered are giving the rest of us bad names.. no wonder we get put down on our cussed half the time.. im not gonna apoligized on behalf of those jerks.. their just plain wrong and unfair.. some where along the line they forgot that their human and have bills as well.. i am gonna say we are not all like that.. dont judge all because of a few... we all got bills and should be able to help out one another if you know what i mean..

  • Co
      13th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    i have paid my balance and this is still on my credit report!!

  • Co
      13th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    im very angry and would like this off my credit now!!

  • Ab
      13th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    I was see by the local Emergency room and my bills where passed to the US Dept. Of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Emergency treatment under Code of Federal Regulations 38CFR17.1000 and payment.

    Because the VA only pay part of the bill there trying to hold me for the rest of the bill that the VA did not pay.

    Hear where the fun starts the person on the phone at NCO Medclear cut me off when i try to tell her:
    This debt was paid in full by US Dept. Of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Emergency treatment under Code of Federal Regulations 38CFR17.1008 Code of Federal Regulation (38CFR17.1008) See: Title. 38, Sec. 17.1008. " Payment by VA under 38 U.S.C. 1725 on behalf of a veteran to a provider of emergency treatment shall, unless rejected and refunded by the provider within 30 days of receipt, extinguish all liability on the part of the veteran for that emergency treatment. Neither the absence of a contract or agreement between VA and the provider nor any provision of a contract, agreement, or assignment to the contrary shall operate to modify, limit, or negate this requirement."

    When i said Thank you you be hearing from a Lawyer I was told there nothing a lawyer can do you still owe it.

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