- Report: #1066261
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Labcorp
LabcorpP.O. Box 2240 Burlington, North Carolina USA
Labcorp Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Disgusting, Deceptive, Liars Burlington North Carolina
*Consumer Comment: Billionaire insurance companies
*Consumer Comment: are you for real?
*General Comment: FAIR?!? NOW THAS FUNNY!!!
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I have been unable to work fulltime without developing horrible symptoms of fatigue for a long time. So I took 6 months off to work part time and try and narrow down what in my system is causing problems.
My doctor found Lymes disease and when the symptoms didn't subside, ordered a test once a month, for two months without explaining that these would most likely be out of pocket for me.
Imagine my displeasure when I recieved $3300 worth of medical billing from Labcorp - remembering that I have been put of work.
The bill that my insurance company paid partially (I only get $500 for diagnostics too) had a $1500 discount (75%) so I asked why the insurance company was billed at such a lower rate.
The guy on the phone explained that as the insurance companies are such good customers, they get a better discount than individuals.
I explained that I am only making $200 per week and could he please come up with a discount. He offered me $1400 off from $3300 which is 40%. When I asked him about some of the pricing he hung up on me point blank.
Realizing that the billionaire insurance companies are getting a much larger discount than me, I also decided to look up a site called Medical Blue Book. I started running the pricing for each test and Labcorp is on average 500% over market value for every single blood test.
I don't know how I am going to proceed as no one seems to want to take responsibility here, but I think it's disgusting to prey on sick people & I will pursue this until I get a fair price for the services offered.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/11/2013 12:57 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Labcorp/Burlington-North-Carolina-27216/Labcorp-Laboratory-Corporation-of-America-Holdings-Disgusting-Deceptive-Liars-Burlingto-1066261. 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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