We ordered special socks for Abby's AFO's, received them and a few days later got a bill in the mail. I was outraged at the cost of these socks and e-mailed Channel 9 News to see if there was any way they could help expose this criminal act of over charging!!!! Here is my e-mail to them.....
I just thought I would share my outrage with Orthotic Prosthetic Solution, L.L.C. located in Fort Collins, CO at 1015 Robertson Street, Phone 970.484.8388.
My daughter is disabled and requires multiple medical needs. I am thankful that we have insurance and Medicaid to help cushion the blow on the cost of hospital bills, equipment, medication, therapies and supplies.
One item that my daughter needs are AFO's (ankle-foot orthosis). Having these she needs socks that do not have seams in them due to pressure points. These were ordered from Children's Hospital through Orthotic Prosthetic Solution, L.L.C. We received 3 pairs of socks shortly there after and a few days later received a request to sign and return the delivery ticket so that Orthotic Prosthetic Solution, L.L.C. could start the billing process. I was SHOCKED to see on the 3rd page that the total due for these 3 pair of SOCKS was $310.74!!!!!!!
Thats a whopping, $103.58 PER PAIR and $51.79 PER SOCK! These are just TUBE socks and nothing more!!!! Had I known I would not have requested them!
Who in Gods name charges $51.79 dollars for A sock?????? THIS IS OUTRAGES AND CRIMINAL!!!!! NO WONDER WE HAVE SO MANY ISSUES WITH INSURANCE DENIALS AND CLAIMS! Having a disabled child is tuff enough without getting punched in the gut with outrageous prices like this.
ONE WOULD SAMIZE THAT IF A CHILD IS DISABLED THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF COSTS THAT COME WITH IT, BUT FOR COMPANIES LIKE Orthotic Prosthetic Solution, L.L.C TO STICK IT TO PARENTS AND INSURANCES COMPANIES JUST BECAUSE AN ITEM IS NEEDED IS PREPOSTEROUS!!!!!!
WE ARE MAKING A CAR PAYMENT FOR 3 PAIRS OF SOCKS!!!! Who in their right mind can financially do this in the times we are living. Even so who in their right mind would do this in a good economy!
THIS COMPANY SHOULD BE CALLED OUT ON THEIR PRICES AND HOW THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE DISABLED!!!!!!
Your help in getting this out would be fantastic! Please advise if this is possible.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense
but trust Him for His grace
behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face
I just got this response today!!!!
Thank you so much for the email. I’m so sorry you have to go through all of this. I’d very much like to the suggest the story for coverage this week. Are you available during the day time? Thanks again.
Northern Information Center
I am yelling "WAHOOO!!!!!!" I hope this happens and this company is exposed!!!!!! I hope this encourages you to Stand Up and Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!!!
I will keep you posted on what happens next!!!! I am going to reference this post on my blog to Mr. Chodak, so if you have any thoughts on this topic, please leave a comment and hopefully "OUR" voices TOGETHER will make a difference!!!