Hospital Makes Changes After Billing Blunder

Rafael Sanchez reports on a breach involving him:

An Indianapolis hospital system is using a new registration and billing system after the wrong Rafael Sanchez received a 6News’ reporter’s medical bill.

Rafael Sanchez, an attorney at Bingham McHale, called the station in December after he was mailed a $2,051.45 bill from Methodist Hospital intended for 6News’ reporter Rafael Sanchez, in violation of federal law.

The invoices he received were for real medical care Sanchez the reporter received after he collapsed outside court while covering a mass murder trial on Dec. 10.

Clarian Health investigated the incident, and its facilities are now using a new system intended to minimize billing errors, especially for patients with similar names.

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