October 10, 2016

Indiana Supreme Court Won't Take Case Over Medical Bills

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to take a case involving a man who was seriously injured in a crash and amassed over $625,000 in medical bills.

The Journal Gazette reports the high court's ruling leaves in place a trial court and state appeals court decision that ruled Parkview Hospital will have to release information about how it charges and offers discounts to insured patients.

Thomas Frost was taken by air to Parkview in October 2013 after being severely injured in a truck-motorcycle crash. He didn't have medical insurance.

Frost is disputing the reasonableness of the charges Parkview has sought.

Parkview officials blocked his request for the information and asked the state Supreme Court to step in. Their attorneys said Frost's settlement would leave him with 20 percent of the money after paying attorney's fees and medical bills.

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