I am a surgeon employed at a local not-for-profit hospital. The hospital's billing department routinely writes off my surgeon's fees for patients that cannot/refuse to pay instead of writing off hospital's fees. They do not ask for my approval or input. It has happened numerous times that I would tell the patient upfront that they are expected to pay my fee (and the patient would agree) but the billing office would still write off my fee upon patient's request. I am not salaried and my income depends on my surgical productivity and fees collected. My write offs last month were 80%. Is it legal for the hospital to limit my income in this way and write off my fees without my consent? There is nothing in my contract regarding this.
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Posted about 7 years ago
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