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CBS Evening News, August 29, 2008: Americans Receiving Large, Illegal Balance Bills After Hospital Stays

CBS reports that BIDMC billed a patient who had insurance nearly $60,000 after her back surgery.

 

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June 9, 2007: Union says Beth Israel Overbills the State
The Globe reports on research findings that BIDMC used overly-aggressive billing practices, and had the highest ER cost of any major Boston hospital for charges to the state uncompensated care pool.

August 1, 2007: Residents May Have Been Used to ‘Game’ State Fund
Research showed that BIDMC charged nearly double the statewide average for uninsured patients to the uncompensated care pool, setting a precedent that could have jeopardized healthcare reform.

July 13, 2007: Union Decries Beth Israel Billing
Research shows that BIDMC emergency room costs for uninsured patients were more than double the statewide average, and that the hospital abused the uncompensated care pool.

BID-Needham overcharged Medicare by $569,000 in just one year.
An important part of the mission of the healthcare workers union, 1199SEIU, is to be an industry watchdog and ensure that resources are being used to protect patient care, increase healthcare access and improve hospital jobs. To this end, 1199SEIU regularly conducts studies of hospital funding and spending practices. When 1199SEIU discovered that BID- Needham had overcharged Medicare, it notified the hospital’s board of directors, after which the sum was repaid. Read the letter to the BID-Needham and CareGroup boards.

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