I had to visit the ER a few weeks ago because I had dislocated my finger and was bleeding profusely. When I got to the ER, they took my name and asked me to wait in the waiting area. There were at least 50 people waiting there so I asked the lady at the front desk how long it would be. She said she didn't know. I told her I'm bleeding badly. She told me I had to wait. I told her I can't wait and need to be seen and that I'm leaving. She acknowledged and I left. All told, I was in the hospital for less than four minutes.I received a bill today for $850 for "Emergency room services" that were never rendered. I couldn't reach anyone at the hospital to discuss this with. I just want to make sure I am not obligated to pay this ridiculous fee for nothing. Thank you.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New York
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. Were any services provided to you at all? Did you ever see either a nurse, physician's assistance, physician during this visit, or only the intake attendant?
Hi.I absolutely did not speak to a nurse or a doctor. Only the receptionist at the front desk who was very unhelpful and didn't care that I was bleeding like crazy. I left within three-four minutes of entering the ER.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX not obligated to pay for services you did not received, and should send a letter to the hospital claims department explaining the facts and requesting a copy of any medical records generated via your visit, advising that any such record will reflect that no care was actually provided and at best would only reflect your attempt to receive care unsuccessfully. Please let me know if you need additional guidance or have any follow up questions.
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