Adeptus, a Texas based company, that operates freestanding Emergency Rooms in Texas, Colorado and Arizona is exiting bankruptcy. Billing and collection issues was one reason they filed bankruptcy. They were accused of preying on privately insured consumers that resulted in large out of network bills.
Consumers should make sure healthcare providers close to their neighborhood are in their insurance network. An ounce of prevention can result in reducing many problems. These include, Freestanding Emergency Rooms, Freestanding Walk in Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, etc…..
Many of these organizations are out of your insurance network and can result in a balance billing situation. Many states have consumer protection laws. Before paying the bill, call your state Department of Insurance or look on our web site for advice and information.