Complaint / review text:
I was charged $9,000.00 for a routine 2 day stay.
I've had the same IDENTICAL problem twice before in two different hospitals on two different States. On both occasions the cost averaged $2,400.00 each.
SMH refused to deal with my Insurance Co. It is common knowledge that SMH routinely bills 3x normal rates to the "self pay". They refuse to negotiate.
This IS criminal behavior.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital is now suing me for the total amount. The case is awaiting a court date.
I am looking for people with similar experience to start a "Class Action Suit" and put an end to this abuse of the elderly and or self pay.