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February 29th, 2008

Patients Billed for Medical Errors

Talk about chutzpah. First the doctor operated on the wrong side before correcting himself and operating on the right side. Then the patient was billed for both surgeries.

While 10 states will no longer allow billing for “never events” such as wrong site surgeries, 40 states still allow it.

But still, even if the state allows it, what goes through the mind of the person submitting that bill? Operate on the wrong side and then bill for it? Good grief. MSNBC has the story.

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