I came across a critical review of San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘Criminal and Insurance Fraud Activity’.
DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy with a pinch of salt.
Here is what the review says –
I strongly recommend stay away from this place. The billing people are systematically doing borderline criminal and insurance fraud activity. This insurance fraud scheme on their part will waste lots of your time. I am a busy person, had a bit of back pain and just wanted a quick consultation for an hour. What I didnt expect and realize that their insurance fraud scheme will waste multiple hours of my time afterwards for a simple 1 hour session. They do this insurance fraud scheme as standard modus operandi, so high chance you will get dragged into that nonsense. The billing folks here are not incompetent, they are doing this fraud scheme deliberately.This is how their little fraud scheme works: Their price and quote to you for the initial session/consult is $175, which is good and straightforward. But after your session instead of billing you $175, they will a) send you bill of some randomly exaggerated number ($368 in my case) instead of the $175 that they told you, b) they will file claim on your behalf for $368 to the insurance company for a service that was worth $175. Their hope is that 50% of the time insurance company will pay $368 for the service which was worth $175, and they can simply make more money. And when the other 50% of the time, insurance company refuses to pay $368 and says the service wasnt worth that much, and if the patient complains, they will waive the remaining amount from the patient and will still charge the patient the $175. On paper that doesnt hurt you as a patient as such, but it will basically waste a lot of your time and energy in something you should not be involved in. The insurance company will send you multiple letters demanding explanation of the service and why it costed $368. In the meanwhile, SF Sport and Spine will send you bill reminders demanding to pay them $368. After bunch of those letters, insurance company will deem that they will only pay a portion of that $368. At that point, you are supposed to call SF Sport and Spine and after some back and forth, they will waive the remaining amount from your bill. If you dont call them, they will keep sending you bills demanding $368. Just to understand whats going on and deal with all these letters and bills at your home will waste hours of your time and energy.And I really think that at some point, some insurance company will press fraud charges against these guys, and as a patient you will have to waste more of your time participating in those investigations.
In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy scam‘, or ‘San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy review‘, San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.
Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –
- Phone: (415) 593-2532
- Website: http://sfphysicaltherapy.com
- Severity of Scam: High [not sure what it means]
- Reported Loss: 365 $ [unsubstantiated]
- Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]
The entity San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy was awarded 3 / 5 Stars based on 2 Reviews.
It is difficult to ascertain whether San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.
Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy as someone you need to avoid (for now).
If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, together we can work to recover your loss.