Santa Clara, CA: Allegations of fraud have been filed against North Okaloosa Medical Center in Florida, by a man who claims he was charged $40,000 to have four scans done in the center’s emergency room after a car accident.
Court documents indicate that MacNeil was in a car accident in October, 2016. During the accident another vehicle turned left in front of his, striking his car and causing injuries to his head, neck, wrist, shoulder and ribs. He was transported via paramedics to North Okaloosa Medical Center, the only emergency room in north Okaloosa County, and was administered four CT scans before being released to recover at home.
The center then billed MacNeil nearly $50,000, $40,000 of which was for the four CT scans. According to a press release from his attorneys, George Washington MacNeil, an Okaloosa county resident, is suing the hospital for “charging automobile accident victims exorbitant amounts for CT scans” and violating the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, which prohibits hospitals from charging car crash victims unreasonable amounts for medically necessary services.
MacNeil alleges is not alone, claiming that there are others who have been overcharged for CT scans at the center’s ER.