Beware of Fraudulent Billing and Falsifying Medical Records! Went in for a low grade urgent situation. When the nurse came to draw my blood, I asked "What tests are being ordered?", and was told, "an RBC". When I received my bill, I was shocked to have over $1,000 in charges for multiple blood tests that were never disclosed to me, and 100% completely unnecessary. I called multiple times and spoke with multiple departments in regards to these charges, and was told that the "the consent for treatment that you signed includes ay tests or treatments that are considered necessary by the physician." I went back and re-read the consents that I signed, and no where on there does it say that I will be lied to, and not told what is being ordered or done to me upon asking. ACTUALLY, it says "you have the right to make informed decisions regarding your care. Inherent in this right is the right to consent to treatment, the right to refuse treatment, and the right to be informed about what will be occurring during the time of hospitalization". Quite the opposite of what actually occurred. Make sure to review your bill, because they'll bill you for whatever they please without your consent, and lie to you about it in the process.
Additionally, they will lie and falsify your medical record. The nurse that discharged us did our infant's newborn screen blood test. She told us it was done, and here was the paper on how to follow up, and gave us the instructions and receipt. When my daughter's tests were no where to be found, I called the hospital to find out what happened. The nurse at first stated that I refused the test all together. I disputed that claim, as two other witnesses were in the room with me when the test was done. The nurse then changed her story and said that she did not get enough blood and we refused to have our child re poked. Again, another outright lie, as two other witnesses were in the room and never once were we told there was a problem and our child had to be re-poked. I was told it's our word against the nurse's, and that the nurse now had documented our chart that we refused the test. Our child's life was potentially endangered by not having this newborn screening done, all because a nurse wanted to cover her tracks? Completely unethical and zero accountability and responsibility taken by the hospital.