When my wife and I went to one of the first appointments after finding out we were pregnant, the doctor recommended a Cystic Fibrosis Mutation screening (blood test) from my wife as we were both Caucasian from European descent. Not knowing any better we said "sure".
Little did we know what we got into. Thankfully the screen came back negative for cystic fibrosis, but we weren't aware that the insurance company wasn't going to cover the $1,200 for the test. Let me say that again "$1,200 for a blood test!). So LabCorp then bills my wife and I.
As a responsible adult I will pay them for the test (however ridiculously priced it is), but I could in no way pay the full amount. When I initially called to discuss payment options, I was TOLD what I could afford. The person on the other line was incredibly rude right off the bat and said "your terms of $50 per month are unacceptable, you can pay $500 per month". The most recent call I made to them to again further let them know that $500 per month is impossible for me unless we skip out on the mortgage.
This time, the person from LabCorp billing was a little more understanding and accepted $100 per month. By little more understanding I mean I had to fight with them to get this payment plan. The people who work in billing are horrendous human beings.
I understand they provided a service and expect payment but Jesus, $1,200 for a blood test and then them being extremely rude because I can't pay the large amount they want? Going forward I will find out where the samples will be sent and cancel anything going to LabCorp as I don't even want my insurance company paying any money to this awful company.
Monetary Loss: $1200.