Emergency Room Charges Articles
October 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Regardless of the machinations undertaken by the Trump Administration to replace the so-called ‘Obama Care’ with something that may, or may not be superior the fact remains that health care costs continue to balloon, with hospital billings and emergency room charges chronically higher than rates set by Medicare. With such hospital overcharging going on, it’s little wonder patients seek justice with an ER bill lawsuit, or similar.Read [ ER Bills and Hospital Overcharging: It’s Not Getting Any Better ]
December 26, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Lowell, MI: The last thing a person needs at this time of year are disputable emergency room charges over and above the Christmas bills that will soon be rolling in from the holidays. Advocates suggest that all too often ER bills are inaccurate, too high and are almost impossible to resolve without the help of a professional.Read [ Advocacy Often the Difference between Fair Billing and Getting Fleeced ]
December 18, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Crewe, VA: No medical insurance? If it’s not a life-threatening situation, you may want to reconsider treatment at a hospital’s emergency room. Carlos could have saved thousands of dollars if he was treated by a veterinarian. Instead he is dealing with outrageous emergency room overcharges.Read [ ER Hospital Overcharges: Bat Bite Cost Uninsured $40K ]
December 8, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Lubbock, NM: Not only do hospitals overcharge patients, mostly uninsured patients, for emergency room visits. One air ambulance company that provides emergency air medical service is facing several class action lawsuits alleging overpricing.Read [ Hospital Overcharges Up in the Air ]
November 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Beyond any attempt to determine why emergency room charges are so high in New York and other states, is the reality of sometimes receiving treatment from a practitioner outside of a patient’s insurance network, leaving the patient with little choice but to cover the bill. In a situation such as this, it equates to finding oneself under-insured.Read [ Hospital Overcharging Made Worse by Out-of-Network Practitioners ]
November 22, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Aventura, FL: “If you’re uninsured, emergency room overcharges can ruin your life,” says Frank. “I realized that when I had to pay for five stitches. The hospital bill was more than putting my kid through two college semesters—it’s like highway robbery!”Read [ If You’re Uninsured Hospital Overcharges can Ruin Your Credit, and More… ]
November 7, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA: A few days after Tomer’s son spent about two hours in ER with a broken arm he received a bill in the mail that included a charge for the emergency room alone. “How can the hospital charge $2,200 for this room—that’s the price of a 7-star hotel,” says Tomer. And being uninsured, that’s not all he was charged…Read [ Two hour Emergency Room Charge more than 7-star Hotel ]
October 28, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Crestview, FL: Most individuals requiring hospital treatment in the US remain fearful as to what happens after the fact. In other words, when the emergency room charges come in, or the associated charges with a hospital stay come in. Regardless of whether or not a patient is insured, the end result is the same: a process that often extends weeks, or even months following discharge from the hospital, when the facility undertakes efforts to collect.Read [ Uninsured Patients in Greater Danger of Hospital Overcharges ]
October 16, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA It happens more than you might think. An uninsured patient comes into the hospital for medical treatment. It’s when they get the hospital bill that they really start to feel sick. The bill turns out to be so large it is impossible to pay.Read [ Don’t Let Unpaid Hospital Bills Ruin Your Life ]
September 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA:Many people facing outrageous hospital overcharges either throw out their bill or argue with the hospital, refusing to pay any part of unfair and excessive emergency room fees. But these actions can negatively impact their credit and disturb their sleep. An attorney, working on contingency basis, can help-- and particularly to people who are uninsured and have paid little or nothing of an excessive bill.Read [ Hospital Overcharges: Attorney Can Help Uninsured ]