Pacific Pulmonary Services Complaint - Abrupt Removal Of Oxygen Equipment Physician Prescribed 24 Hours A Day For COPD Patient
LAS VEGAS AND RENO, NEVADA -- I just read a review of this same company on this website! It was written in Nov. 2007. This company cares nothing about human life other than to supply their financial gain. Diagnosed with end stage COPD Mar. 2006, I was immediately qualified for Social Security Disability. In the interim between receiving benefits I was given Supplemental insurance from Soc. Sec. SSI- this entitled me to Medicaide until the benefits kicked in.
The Dr. prescribed oxygen 24/7, he contacted Pacific Pulmonary Services and arranged delivery. Nov 2007 my Medicaide was discontinued because my benefits (under $1000. mo.) were too high to qualify. Yet my oxygen cost $750. per month prescriptions $350. then the spirometry--well to say that my benefits were less than adequate to cover medical is a no brainer. But that's the government we have and another huge disillusion. Pacific Pulmonary Services, notified me that they could no longer provide services for me and retrieved all their equipment and oxygen cylinders. Leaving me with no oxygen!
I was shocked, I didn't no that a bill had passed Congress to allow Home medical supply companies to collect their oxygen equipment when payment is not received; without any requirement of due care of the company to first insure continuation of oxygen service to the patient from some source! I was left without oxygen panic stricken, driving no less- to the hospital, when I arrived a Social Worker recognized me to be disoriented and inquired as to my situation. This woman was able to not only get me immediate oxygen but set up arrangements for another home oxygen company to deliver a concentrator and portables.
She helped me to become established with Social Services which has been my only lifeline. Thank God for Angels like her. Pacific Pulmonary Services is a disgrace to the medical community, anyone needing Home medical equipment or oxygen service should not patronize this greedy heartless company. Give your business to another supplier as promoting greed driven companies like Pacific Pulmonary Services only lowers the morality and humanity of the business community as a whole.