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Medical Billing and Hospital Overcharges - What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath of "first, do no harm"?
February 19, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Tampa, FL: Attorney Ben Stewart is seeing an increase in hospital overcharging, mostly to uninsured people. "Look carefully at your medical bills. If you have been overcharged and have either started a payment schedule or completed payment, you may be entitled to monetary damages," says Stewart.Read [ Medical Billing and Hospital Overcharges - What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath of "first, do no harm"? ]
January 25, 2018. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: There is an increasing amount of evidence to show that charges for emergency room treatment in American hospitals varies, and varies widely. One hospital might charge $1,000 for a particular test or treatment while another hospital might charge $12,000 for the exact same services.Read [ Class Actions Get Relief for Uninsured and Overbilled Hospital Patients ]
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 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 ]
November 23, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Emergency Room Overcharges Attorney: Overcharging Uninsured “Almost a National Scandal” ]
Los Angeles, CA People who are uninsured and seek medical attention are often charged far more than they should be for the hospital’s emergency room services. Hospital emergency room charges are not disclosed prior to the patient obtaining care, meaning the uninsured patient has no way of knowing what his or her charges will be. Attorney Barry Kramer, of the Law Office of Barry Kramer, says uninsured ER patients who received no discount or adjustment on their hospital bill and would like to dispute the excessive charges may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital.
October 8, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Attorney: Hospital ER Overcharges “Unfair” ]
Los Angeles, CA Uninsured patients who visit ER rooms are reportedly being hit with hospital emergency room overcharges, meaning they are paying far more for medical care and services than other patients are. Barry Kramer, of the Law Office of Barry Kramer, says uninsured patients do not have someone negotiating a discounted rate for services, and as a result end up being charged much more for hospital services than those services are worth. Kramer says he has seen clients who have had bills of between $5,000 and $10,000 for only a few hours stay in a hospital emergency room, often with little or no benefit. Those clients were unable to pay their bills and sought his help.
October 29, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Attorney Files ER Overcharges Class-Action Lawsuit ]
Los Angeles, CA Attorney Barry Kramer has filed a class-action claim on behalf of uninsured people who were overcharged emergency room (ER) fees by the Swedish Medical Center. “We have filed a class action in the state of Washington. The class has been certified and individuals affected by ER overcharges will soon receive notice,” says Kramer.
January 16, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Attorney Discusses Emergency Room Overcharges ]
Los Angeles, CA Attorney Barry Kramer of the Law Offices of Barry Kramer is representing people nationwide who have either paid, or have been billed, excessive emergency room charges. Typically, it is uninsured patients who are victims of hospital overcharging, and to compound the issue, emergency room costs are increasing.