Woman With Heart Condition Gets $67,747 Medical Helicopter Transport Bill
When a Brooklyn woman with a heart condition was on vacation in the Poconos over the summer, she had an episode and had to be taken to the hospital. It was her heart doctor who asked for her to be transported to his hospital while she was sedated.
[su_center_ad]That’s when a medical helicopter came to pick her up to transport her to that hospital. Months later, she received a staggering bill for the helicopter services to the tune of $67,747.00.
NBC New York reports:
Months after her recovery, she got a nearly $67,000 bill for the medical helicopter transport she never authorized.
Lori Rozany had gone to visit a friend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for a relaxing weekend in July 2013. She complained of what felt like indigestion the night she arrived and went to an emergency room the next morning. Rozany, who was born with a hole in her heart, said she couldn’t breathe. Medical records indicate she was experiencing tachycardia – or a rapid heart rate – when she was brought in.
Given her medical history, Rozany was especially concerned. She says she immediately gave the hospital staff the name and number of her cardiologist in New York. Medical records from the Pennsylvania hospital indicate Rozany was intubated and put on a ventilator.
Ms. Rozany recalls what she remembers from that day, “I remember being moved from one bed to the other side of the emergency room for a chest X-ray. And that’s all I remember.”