Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Patient Billed $49 million - This is news? Okay, maybe it is.

I may have appeared to sympathize with the San Francisco hospital that billed a patient $12,000 supposedly "for a broken rib," (Patient "billed $12k for broken rib" - this is news? [7/14])...

... but I'm not sure than any amount of explanation will make anybody believe that a $49,000,000.00 hospital bill is reasonable.

Glad I live in Canada.


2 comments:

incidental findings said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the mention on the Medscape interview. My site was getting a lot of traffic all of a sudden and I couldn't figure out why!

Mr. Alcohol Treatment said...

That's a ridiculous amount of money for treatment!