Hello, This message is for anyone who may be concerned about billing practices racial discrimination and billing fraud threats and harrassment. This includes the attorney generals office too. I was a patient at this hospital and after i was released in August 2008 almost a year after i was released i received a bill for almost 2000 dollars. I took this bill in to the Doctor and was told by him that he did not have anything to do with this bill and he thought it was a mistake so i ask him who would know about this and he gave me the billing department # after contacing the billing department i was told i had these services done and i was going to pay for them i asked to speak with the manager i was told the same thing. I payed 590 dollars of this bill even though i believed it was wrong. I started doing my own research i found that this is billing fraud. I called the billing department and asked them who was responcible for issuing this bill no one knew. I refuse to give money for services not needed after talking to DR Hoffmeister he gave me the financial assistants #. They sent me forms for some supposed help i filled these forms out with personal info only to be told they could not help me. I contacted the attorney generals office left my # and a brief message and did this several times no contact. I started calling looking for legal advice and found out that these services must be preventive so i called the billing department only to be told in an angry way that i had these sevices done and i was going to pay for them. After this i told them they would not receive a penny from me as this was billing fraud and demanded my money back. While all of this is going on I am being harrassed by two collection agencies and the second attorney generals office. Then the lukemia society called about a copay assistance raise from 5000 to 10,000 dallars for two types of cancer one of witch was my diagnosis. A week later or so i get a second bill this one is for over 2000 dollars Then another and another each one over 2000 dollars. after totaling over 20,000 dollars i take these bills in to Dr. Hoffmeister and he says the same thing he said the first time that he was not responcible for these bills and he thougt it was a mistake. Once again he trys to give me the billing #. I refuse and i say to him that after talking with him he was not helping me to get to the bottom of this problem. I have since come to realize that the Dr has to be involved in this scam. After the second bill i received i called my insurance company only to find out that they were contacted by the James about these bills and the insurance company refused to pay them almost a year ago. So i call my insurance company to complain about why they felt no need to let me know that the james was tring to ripp me off and was told that they thougt these charges were excessive i complained to the lady from my insurance company and she appologized for not notifying me about this and was sorry and that they would mediate in a three way call. after she called the billing department at the james while i was on the phone trey answered and we started in on each other he told me he had been trying to contact me for over 2 years i told him this was a lie and that this was billing fraud and i would seek legal advice he told me the james cancer center was the # three cancer center in this country and i didn,t want to go up against them. I told him i did’nt care that i would seek legal advice. He seemed to calm down for a moment but started back up. A He seemed to calm down again he said he was tring to help me and i informed him i did’nt need his help that these bills were not my responcibility. He said calm down and he said call him back the next day and i did only to be hastened on the phone with the job and family services. Thinking that i could not trust him i told him again that i was not willing to come back to the james so he could get me to sign some forms to get him out of his predicament. Then he said if i wanted his help i would have to go along with his plan but if i did’nt he would slap these charges back on me but if i went along with his plan he could probably get my 590 dollars back to me. because he did not know that i was jobless. I enformed him that I had been coming to the james for over 2 and a half years and they had my address and #’s i told him i did’nt have to go along with his plan that i wanted my money back as these charges are bogus. This ended the phone call. This call started on Nov 4th and ended Nov 5th. I called back Nov 8th and left a message on his machine that i would not be coming back to the james as this is billing fraud. nP.S. It’s a shame that this kind of corruption has taken hold of out society may heaven help us all it’s also a shame that the attorney generals office can be used as a tool of harrassment concerning bill fraud .
Columbus, Ohio United States of America
300 W. 10th Ave