Hospital aid policies can’t rule out medical bills


When nonprofit hospitals contract with for-profit physician practices to provide inpatient services, needy patients may not get financial help. (Featuring Legal Aid Society of Columbus)
News Story (Ohio)

Ben Sutherly
Columbus Dispatch
January 25, 2015
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Tags: Consumer Protection, Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus


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Nonprofit hospitals have charity-care policies that let indigent patients receive anesthesia and other services at discounted rates or at no charge. But when nonprofit hospitals contract with for-profit physician practices to provide inpatient services, there are not always similar assurances that needy patients will get financial help. (Featuring Legal Aid Society of Columbus)