- Report: #202038
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Complaint Review: Apria Healthcare
Apria HealthcarePO Box 536841 Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A.
Apria Healthcare Apria marks up DME up to 500%! ripoff Atlanta Georgia
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I payed my 10% co-pay at the time the equipment was picked up and that was the end of it.
ONE YEAR later, Apria sends me a bill for over $300 dollars stating that my insurance company would not cover the cost of the humidifer because it was heated.
After contacting Apria about the price of the humidifier, I was told that the retail for this particular Respironics integrated humidifier was over $800.00. A quick check of the actual retail price according to cpap.com is $154.99.
I can buy a brand new heated integrated Respironics humidifier still in the box for $155, but Apria thinks I am getting a good deal by only having to pay $371.01 because "the retail is over $800!". BULLCRAP!
Why did it take a year for Apria to file the insurance claim and then tell me I had to pay full price? Why are they insisting that the humidifier is worth over $800 when I can get a brand new one for $155?
Because Apria is a RIPOFF artist!! Avoid dealing with Apria at all costs.
From now on I will take my doctors perscription and buy my medical equipment online, then submit to insurance for reimbursement.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/20/2006 06:13 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Apria-Healthcare/Atlanta-Georgia-30353/Apria-Healthcare-Apria-marks-up-DME-up-to-500-ripoff-Atlanta-Georgia-202038. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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