Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Can you be billed for a medical error? Maybe

Does your State charge you if your doctor operates on the wrong body part, or worse, performs a surgical procedure on you that was intended for another patient? You might be as surprised as I am by the number of States where there are no, or limited, policies for the billing of medical errors.

Take a look at the MSNBC article on bills for medical errors and check out their interactive map that can help you find out what your State's policy on medical errors is.

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