Sunrise Medical Laboratories Complaint - Out Of Line Fees For Simple Tests
HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK -- If you don't have Health Insurance, don't agree to have any blood tests unless you know what the Medical Laboratories Fees are going to charge you,
because you will get one bill from your medical provider and another bill from the Laboratory.
My personal experience and hope this review will help to inform what is going on out in the medical field.
All I wanted was a simple Vitamin D Blood test. The blood specimen was drawn at a private medical walkin who then sends the specimen to a Private Lab for processing. Problem: You get a separate bill from the lab after the fact of them processing the test and not being informed of the cost with no health insurance.
To make a long story shorter, I received a bill from the lab for $339.00 plus the $25.00 specimen fee that was paid separately to the medical walkin. I felt this high fee was completely out of line and true they can charge whatever they want and get away with it. Upon investigation, I found a local lab by the name of Lab Corp that could have done the same test for $85.00 plus the $20.00 specimen fee. Total: $105.00
Where does Sunrise Medical Labortories located at: 250 Miller Place Hicksville, NY 11801 get off charging three times the amount.
I have sent Sunrise Medical Laboratories a good faith payment of $85.00. For some reason the $85.00 was accepted, but they refuse to waive the balance of $186.00 and have hired a collection agency to followup with me for collection. I did receive a courtesy discount of $67.80 for patients without Health Insurance which left a balance of $271.20 and I sent them a courtesy balance of $85.00 that left a balance of $186.00.
Problem with these private laboratories is that they are not regulated. These high fees that these labs charge for simple blood tests is the reason why we pay high health insurance premiums. The patients are being scammed and the health insurance providers are being scammed that pay these fees.
Don't let anyone compromise your patients rights on simple inexpensive blood tests when you have no health insurance. Due your due diligence before you get a high out of line lab fee from a greedy lab.