FARMINGDALE PHYSICAL THERAPY Complaint - SCAM BILLING- PATIENTS BEWARE
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK -- Two years ago, my daughter was treated at Farmingdale Physical Therapy. Months after she was no longer a patient, they billed me for $1000.00, and a few months after that, the bill grew to almost $2000.00. They claimed that my insurance benefits for physical therapy had run out, however that made absolutely no sense at all. First of all, they carefully screen all patients (I was also a patient at one time at Farmingdale Physical Therapy, so I know exactly how this works) prior to letting them be seen by any therapist. They won’t even let you past the waiting room until all of your paperwork is cleared with your insurance company. They have a wall of windows and you are called and they screen your script; they look up your coverage on the computer, and they take your co-pay. It is impossible that our benefits had run out while my daughter was still a patient and that no one told us. This seems like a scam to me to wait until the patient is no longer a patient and THEN to send a bill for $2000.00. I, however, did pay $1000.00 of that outstanding phony bill because I don’t like debts over my head but I have been writing letters to them for a year. Since that time, money has been very tight, and I have begged them to forgive the (phony) balance of $965.00. They sent the bill to a collection agency! PATIENTS Beware!