- Report: #794784
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Complaint Review: Dr. Richard C. Agnew, MD, Newport Beach, CA
Dr. Richard C. Agnew, MD, Newport Beach, CA351 Hospital Rd # 306 Newport Beach, CA 92663-35 Newport Beach, California United States of America
Dr. Richard C. Agnew, MD, Newport Beach, CA Mrs. Agnew told us a certain blood test would be ZERO out-of-pocket to us. Now Stuck with a $843 bill Newport Beach, California
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Now, several weeks later, we received a bill for $843. We called the lab and they said that is what we owed after insurance paid their share. To our understanding, Mrs. Agnew said this would be ZERO out of pocket; now we see that isn't so. I called Dr. Agnew on SEVERAL occasions. They said this is the first issue they have had with the insurance covering this test 100%. I called them for 3 weeks to see what was going on; to see if any headway was done so this bill would be taken care of. Today, Mrs. Agnew said for us to make payments to the lab on this $843 and she took no accountability on this whatsoever. She then said take her to court.
To me it sounds like this practice generates some sort of kickback from the lab (which is illegal). They pitched this service claiming that it was 100% covered and Zero out of pocket. I never new $843 considered "no out of pocket." We are going to continue our course of action and pursue this in court. All I can do is advise anyone to be careful of the tests this practice pitches you and says it is covered 100% and zero out of pocket. Sounds like a shady operation to me...no pun intended....
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/03/2011 11:39 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Dr-Richard-C-Agnew-MD-Newport-Beach-CA/Newport-Beach-California-/Dr-Richard-C-Agnew-MD-Newport-Beach-CA-Mrs-Agnew-told-us-a-certain-blood-test-would-794784. 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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