Should Patients Be Able to Challenge The Reasonableness of Their Hospital Bills?

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

The North Carolina Supreme Court is going to decide the case presenting the issue of whether a hospital patient is able to challenge the reasonableness of his hospital bills under the state's consumer protection law. Robert Talford of Charlotte  objected when he got a bill for $14,419 bill after his three-day stay in addition to the $5,556 charged for his hospital room. Part of his complaint is why the hospital charges about 24 times as much as a local pharmacy would for a medication. The report is in the Greensboro News-Record: State Supreme Court Weighs Trial for Hospital Bill.

 

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