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[IP] Re: co pay on pump & pump supplies


SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME. It was suppose to pay 25% for my pump, thus I
set aside the funds.  No bill, I've been pumping for 12 months.  I've
ordered supplies and do get bills, however, not a one has been  correct
so I haven't paid for any of my supplies yet.  The first bill they
didn't get the insurance approval (who in the mean time discontinued
their serivces, unbenounced to me), it was 800+ for 3 months supplies. 
They told me they were going to try and get it paid when they got the
new contract w/ my insurance co.  The other time I get a bill for $400
that says "12 each supplies"...... HUH - I told them if they couldn't
break it down that I wasn't going to pay it, was that my 25% or what.
Was that for 3 months, 6 months or 9 montsh.  The bill was total BS and
I refuse to pay it until they can come clean (by the way I made 6 phone
calls, all of which I have documented to evidence I tried to work with


Jay Watson wrote:
> My experience with the ineptitude of Apria goes the other way.  I was
> supposed to pay 10% for my pump so I set aside $500 or so to cover the
> eventual bill.  It has been over 1 year and they have never sent
> anything.  I order my 3 month supplies through them and I get billed
> only half of the time.  Perhaps this is why they quadruple the price
> they charge, when they charge, for the pump.  If that is the case, I
> want to thank all the other Apria customers for my pump, I really like
> it!  :)
> Jay
> email @ redacted wrote:
> > Gina, just a little tip about Apria - They DOUBLE at LEAST the cost of
> >
> > EVERYTHING before sending it to your insurance company for payment.
> > My pump
> > listed at $16,000!!!!!!!!!  That is insane and criminal.  I would have
> >
> > returned the pump, and bought the ding dang thing myself on a credit
> > card and
> > submitted for reimbursment, but INSURANCE WOULD NOT ALLOW IT!!  Did
> > anyone
> > ever wonder why health care is so expensive???  There you go.  Anyone
> > can buy
> > this pump from minimed with a prescription for 4500 or so.  I will not
> > buy
> > anything from Apria again.
> >
> > : )  Food for thought
> >
> > Terri