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Patient Complains Beth Israel Charged Additional Fee for Seeing Her Doctor.

March 10, 2009: Some Hospitals Charging Facility Fees For Care
Patients who see their doctors for routine outpatient care on the Beth Israel Deaconess campus rather than at a private office building are being billed a facility fee by the hospital. Although the practice is not uncommon, due to the trend toward higher deductibles in insurance coverage, more patients are being held responsible for these costs that were previously paid by their insurer.