RICHMOND, VIRGINIA -- I have dealt with Apria ever since getting my first CPAP and have never had the problems that I have had in the past few years. First your company went to a cheap knock off version of the Quattro headgear and I was told by more than two telephone associates that you no longer carried this headgear and the replacement did not come in a medium. I told the associate my head was too large for the small and too small for the large. At least three associates told me this and a supervisor. I now have a large and a small headgear and my point was proven correct (neither headgear fits my head). I finally went online and ordered 4 medium headgear from the online store.
My biggest complaint is the respiratory therapist at the Parham Road location in Richmond, VA. On 10-20-2015 I went into your office with my bi-pap and it was supposedly replaced with a new machine although Matt said it had 25 hours on it. I came home, set it up and within a month, it started to beep continuously. Took it back and Matt told me it was suppose to beep and I told him I knew it was but not thirteen times or until I finally unplugged it. He was not interested in my complaint and would not do anything. A month after that I went back and again complained - this time his arrogance was worse than before and again would do nothing.
Finally I sent my caregiver in about the headgear and bi-pap both and he would do no more for her than he had done for me, said the manager was in a meeting. My five year date was up in February 2016 and when I called I was told it was past my five year date. I finally called back and asked to speak to the manage.
When the telephone call was returned it was not from the manager but the therapist Matt who proceeded to tell me the manager did not return calls and would not speak with me. Except for my last call I believe all visits and calls were prior to the February deadline. I even asked for the President's address which was not given to me. I was told to call your complaint department, who never returned my call. My frustration level with your company is through the roof.
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Everything was great when I picked up the CPAP machine. I moved to Montana two months later and was told there were two offices within 70 miles of my new home. Later was told there were no Apria stores anywhere in Montana. After that everything was awful. No service in getting supplies. They advertise 700 plus therapists, but none would call me after repeated requests. Lied to by everyone I spoke to trying to get service. Spoke to a supervisor (hah) and same promises which were more lies. Finally I had enough and went to another company and got their machine.
Called Apria two times requesting a return box. Said I would get one in a few days... more lies. Called back and was assured they would send one. More lies. Finally paid out my own pocket to return machine and mailed it to office where I picked it up. I mailed it where a signature was required when they received it. Two weeks later I received a letter stating I would be turned over to a collection agency in seven days if I did not return the machine. I called Apria again advising I had person's name, date, time and address where item was shipped to and received by them. I sent in copies of such.
I received an email from someone where I sent machine stating they found the machine on a shelf and my file is closed. Nine days later I received another letter stating I would be turned over to collections in seven days if I did not return the machine. I sent a copy of letter to person who told me my account was closed, and guess what? No response.
How this company can continuing defrauding people and Medicare and still remain in business is beyond me. It just shows that Medicare has no oversight of companies it does business with and waste money like all government agencies. Stay as far away from APRIA as possible. There are other good companies out there, but APRIA is not one of them.
LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA -- In order for my wife to have home care, she needed a wound VAC. The hospital contacted Apria Healthcare for the unit. The first thing Apria did was contact my daughter for a credit or debit card to put on file. She refused. They contacted me. They gave me an estimate of my cost after insurance ($1,500). They also told me I couldn't return any unused supplies and implied without a credit card on file they wouldn't deliver the needed equipment. I reluctantly gave them my credit card number with the stipulation they wouldn't bill me until after the insurance paid. They indicated they would not bill as I requested.
They requested a time that I would be home for delivery of the wound VAC. I couldn't give a time. I was told I would get a call first. I got home from the hospital with my wife and find the wound VAC on the porch. They never called ahead just dropped it off.
A few days later I find Apria billed my credit card for $162. They never sent a bill, they didn't contact me in any manner. They didn't give me any method of contacting them either. I tried to send them an email from their website but it won't let you without an account number. I called their service line to inquire as to why they charged my card. I was told it was for supplies (that we didn't order in the first place). I argued that I never authorized any charges to my credit card. I received a "canned" response that I authorized auto-bill. Problem was that I didn't. I got nowhere with them.
She offered to send me a statement. What I received was a slip of paper that looked like an internal document showing what was shipped and charges. It wasn't a statement and the charges total was $400. Still doesn't fit what they charged my card. Out of frustration I disputed the charges with my bank. My account was credited. I got my money back and Apria gets a "ding" on their account. Maybe if more people fight back by disputing the charges, they would change their Gestapo billing tactics.
In the end, because I hit my out of pocket limit, the whole bill was covered by insurance. With the insurance discount the cost was far less than the $1,500 copay they quoted. If I can avoid it, I would never use Apria for anything. Their billing tactics and customer service re billing are horrible.
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA -- ZERO stars!! This company is, by far and away, the most unprofessional and despicable medical equipment company on the face of the Earth. BBB must shut them down. I will be writing to the Board of Health, BBB, and am starting a go fund to bring a class action lawsuit against this outfit.
Parent company Blackstone Group and CEO Mr Starck, if you read this, understand that the people who run this company are of the lowest tier of human scum and will ultimately be your demise. If your insurance ever refers you to these bunch of degenerates, RUN!! Yell complain scream - Do whatever possible to ask for a different referral. Anything to avoid these thieving bast@rd$!! Poor quality equipment - used and unsanitary. Ghetto location - ghetto customer service.
Beware!! I swear on everything holy, this is the worst experience I have had in my life. I'm not the only one. Do your research. Stay away!! I found a roach in my crap and was told they forgot they placed a used machine in a new case!!
I have been trying to get a refund from this company for 3 months. They billed my mother's credit card for oxygen which was paid in full by Medicare and her Medicare supplement policy. I called in January and after an hour on hold finally reached a person. She said the refund would appear on the credit card in about 2-3 weeks. After 4 weeks and no refund, I called again. 45 minutes on hold, then was told a refund was due and it would take 14 days. She also gave me a phone number that would get me to a person more quickly.
After another month passed with no refund, I called the "special" number. I was only on hold 35 minutes this time, so I guess it truly was special. The representative couldn't understand why the refund had not been processed and promised I would see it in 5 business days. That was a month ago, and still no refund. If you Google "Apria billing problems" or "Apria Medicare fraud" you will get so many hits that it is obvious that it this is normal operating practice. Avoid them!
LITTLETON, COLORADO -- Apria over a year ago said they would get me a new Cpap mask, and even a new machine, but now I have had to contact them for a mask. I have talked to three people giving same information and then today a person calls whom I can not understand and even asking her slow down, be clear, there is no change. Again, I am asking, "Can you get me the mask after a year and I get more talk including more things I can buy." My question is, "Can you get the mask promised last year." More and more words wanting repeats of information given until in frustration I hung up.
Tomorrow I am contacting my doctor and my insurance company to see what I can do to flee this horrible Apria system. Last year I had to beg my way into an inspection of my malfunctioning machine and a new mask, but after efforts did see someone. Each attempt to do business with the company gets worst. My advice is run from Apria.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- My experience with Apria has been a nightmare. 1) Hold times on phone 35-60 minutes. 2) Doctor had to send order for Oxygen 3x. 3) Billing practices: They continue to bill for months when they have already been paid by Insurance. Even after numerous calls to them, Apria threatened me with a collection agency. Apria's local office faxed proof of insurance payment for last 9 months to the appropriate dept. Apria continued to bill and I continued to call for an explanation. Finally an agent told me to ignore the bills until they got it straightened out. So I did.
After a few months and hours on the phone with them, Apria sent a corrected bill for $43+ which is my deductible. Unfortunately I was out of state when the bill came. About a week later someone named Leonard called from Apria saying that my bill was seriously delinquent, and that if I didn't pay it immediately, I would be turned over to collections. I sent them a check and as soon as I return home, I will get a new company. Apria made my life miserable and wasted hours of my time.
SARASOTA, FLORIDA -- All I called for was to request an invoice because I had lost the original and I needed to send one to my insurance company. What I got was 30 minutes on the phone with 3 transfers (4 total contacts) and the last one claimed she couldn't hear me and hung up.
I started providing negative feedback the second time they asked my permission to transfer me to the department that could help me. They took the time to type in my negative feedback before making that transfer and from that point on, I was sure I was being hot-potato'd after long holds between. Oh what fun they were having with me!
Before moving to Florida, I worked in Iowa with a local hospital-owned medical supply store. My new PCP in Florida recommended Apria for my CPAP supplies. After this experience, I will seek out something more local. There seem to be lots of choices here.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA -- Over the years of being with Apria, I have had constant problems with them in terms of not filling orders on time, not being willing to take care of the problem, having to make multiple phone calls to simply get what I need. An example: I ordered nebulizer supplies in early January. This is written in late February, and I still do not have the supplies. I have spoken with representatives who answer the phone, supervisors, and still do not have the problem resolved.
COLORADO -- Love my O2 concentrator but the Billing Dept and their online billing service is terrible. They post information on updated bills at least a month late...and then start sending you phone messages, etc. bi-weekly. They finally sent me a bill which was taken care of, then continued to post past-due amounts online. I checked my Flex spending account today and they triple-billed my account for 3 months in a row... 3 TIMES! When speaking to the billing agent, she noted, "You have not paid your bill in 3 months." Total disorganization. Looking for another medical supply of the concentrator.