will_brown comments on “What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash (2017)”

Odds are there is a State Law on point that requires a similar disclosure of estimates on medical services.

Take Florida Statute 581.026, titled Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Subsection (4)(c)(5) reads: a health care provider or a health care facility shall, upon request, furnish a person, before the provision of medical services, a reasonable estimate of charges for such service.

In one case I represented a patient who video recorded asking a health care admin for an estimate and getting an answer of under $2,000. The bill ended up being somewhere between $12,000-$14,000. A single letter citing the law and the patients entire bill was discharged by the health care facility.