Adding insult to injury … Sexually assaulted in a Hospital? They may send you a bill for it.

Sexually assaulted in the hospital? Died because they gave you the wrong blood type? … you could be billed!

More states shred bills for awful medical errors
Patients in 23 states will no longer pay for certain mistakes hospitals make.

According to an article by JoNel Aleccia a Health writer for MSNBC “Hospitals in nearly half the states in the nation now say they won’t bill patients for the worst kind of medical mistakes, including operating on the wrong body part or the wrong person, or giving someone the wrong blood.

The list has more than doubled since February, when an msnbc.com analysis showed that hospital associations in 11 states urged their members to waive payment for specific errors dubbed “never events” because they should never happen at all. ”

Below is the list of “28 never events” 23 states hospitals have agreed not to bill for!

Adds a new meaning to the phrase “I’m just dying to go there” doesn’t it!

I wonder what the billing code is for a sexual assault in the hospital … or an abduction?
Read the full article … it is insane what they will charge you for … and only 23 states have agreed to not bill you for these things.

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