It sounds hoaky all the way around...what doctor wouldn't accept insurance. Have you checked the Better Business Bureau for the name of this clinic, and the American Medical Association for the individual doctors, to see what kind of complaints there are. Sounds to me like his supplier of methadone cut his quantity down so he is cutting down the dosage of all his patients so he can collect $150 from more people. It just sounds like a medical version of a chop-shop.
A few months back a sheriff was busted here along with a pharmacy, apparently people (including the sheriff) could take in their empty narcotic pill bottles and have them refilled by just what was written on the bottle, no matter what pharmacy they came from, the more cash you had, the more times you could go back to fill 'er up no restrictions on how many times for the same bottle.
Other pain doctors in your area have had to have new patients coming to them with the same story as you have told, I'd be finding a new doctor or clinic ASAP because it sounds like this one is not on the up and up.
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005, I have continued pain
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Parafon Forte
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.