Consumer Law

Court voids laws allowing hospitals to impose financial liens on patients

Hospitals that accept payment from Arizona’s Medicaid program can’t then try to collect more by going after money owed to the patient, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a precedent-setting ruling, the judges voided sections of state law that specifically allow hospitals to impose financial liens when the amount paid by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System doesn’t cover what they say are the full bill charges.

Read the source article at azcapitoltimes.com

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