Local Hospital swindling patients out of money:
I was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2016. In June I had my first surgery at Trinity Hospital of Augusta and it turns out my margins weren't clear afterwards so I had to have a second surgery. My next surgery was scheduled for September 22. On September 20th I went in for pre-op. In the registers office I had asked if I went ahead and paid for my previous surgery and the upcoming surgery would I get a discount. I was advised yes so I paid the June Bill which amounted to roughly $1000 and the September bill which was around $450 (I was advised I received a bigger discount since I was paying for the second surgery in advance). Few months go by and I receive a bill that stated I owed nearly $1000 for the second surgery (mind you the second surgery was the exact same surgery but didn't last as long). I called up to the hospital they told me to forward them my receipts and someone would review them and get back with me in 2 weeks. Nearly a month had gone by without hearing anything form the hospital, when an officer showed up at my doorstep to serve me. The hospital was suing me! I called but they gave me the run around even tried calling the lawyers office which is located in Florida and they weren't any help either. I responded to the suit and again sent them my receipts and where it came out of my account. Needless to say I didn't win the battle and now have to pay a bill that was already paid and is collectively about $1500 (if you include the original amount that I had paid) and again same surgery, less time, more money. This isn't the first time something similar hasn't happened. If you read the reviews you will see one from someone that they put a lien on someones house who never stepped foot in the hospital. Something needs to be done.