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N.C. Supreme Court: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority v. Talford- Standard for Establishing Medical Debts

Summary:

Mr. Talford received medical treatment at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital (“CMH”), but was unable to pay the asserted $14,419.57 bill. CMH sued presenting as evidence an Affidavit from its Director of Revenue Management (“DRM”)stating that the amounts charged were reasonable because it “was consistent with the amounts charged to all similarly situated patients, was ‘within industry norms for similar facilities providing similar services at similar levels of care’ and was ‘compliant with various published billing and charging regulations and guidelines, including those for Medicare and Medicaid Services.’” Salford, while admitting that services had been provided, contended that these charges were excessive.… Read More

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