A GROUP of doctors are crying foul over irregularities of a medical transcription school in Baguio.
Doctor Aischa Bangaoet and 11 more doctors have filed a complaint against Bryce Fabro of the Center for Technical Excellence Integrated School Inc., (CTEISI) for failure to release the international certifications.
The mixed group of doctors and other students enrolled in the CTEISI’s Coding and Billing Specialist Program. The school is being licensed by the National Healthcare Association (NHA).
Bangaoet said “not less than 31 of us paid P20,000 for the three month course, we were told after three-month crash course we would get our NHA certification after challenging an on line exam.”
However, the CTEISI failed to deliver the needed certification of the group of students who are now asking for a refund of all fees.
“It is our responsibility to inform the public of this possible scam and take the necessary legal action so that others may be informed and protected from these scheming individuals,” Bangaoet said.
Bangaoet and her colleagues are represented by lawyer Renato Rondez who sent two demand letters to Fabro asking to deliver the NHA certifications.
She called the NHA headquarters in the United States of America to directly inquire about the local partners.
“I requested to confirm whether the online exam we took under the CTEISI last November 2009 was encoded in the data base. The lady, Rachel checked her computer records and reportedly not as single online exam endorsed by CTEISI was on record with the NHA.”
Fabro through her lawyer, Johneva Pastor-Quadra said the school experienced a technical glitch in processing the certificates “due to procedural circumstances.”
Quadra said the school is still closely coordinating with the NHA for the release of the certificates.
The NHA representative and professor of the jilted students Paula Hall, is now reportedly in the US.
Quadra, however, said the school will refund only the NHA fees that the students paid equivalent to $105, and not the tuition fee of the students.
“The non issuance of the certificates was beyond the control of the school,” Quadra claimed. (Ma. Elena Catajan)