Legal Question in Health Care Law in Florida

Baker Act and they charged my health insurance

I was picked up by a cop and admitted under Baker Act to a pych facility and kept for 8 days. It was involuntary, yet now my health insurance company is sending me a bill for $19K for my stay at the hospital even though I was Baker Act'd. The hospital charged me for 2 beds and I don't know why. Are they allowed to charge my insurance company when I was involuntarily admitted under the Baker Act? This happened at the Mt Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL in March 2009.

Asked on 5/24/09, 5:59 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Alan Wagner Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, P.A.

Re: Baker Act and they charged my health insurance

Your health insurance should pay for this.

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Answered on 5/24/09, 2:59 pm


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