Social Dilemma-Why Should You Pay if the Doctor Makes A Mistake On a Bill?

posted by Jaime Roberts -

Today's social dilemma came from an email I received from my friend Camie.  This is what she wrote.  Hi Jaime, I'm having my own dilemma.   I went to a homeopathic doctor last week, which was an out of pocket expense, no insurance taken. I had asked how much the cost would be and had saved up to go.  Had the appt, all went well, and then, a week later, the doctor emailed me that she charged me incorrectly.  She wrote that she charged me for a follow up visit, not an inital consultation and I owed $100 more.  What should I do?  Do you think that it's right to go back to the patient to correct the bill?  Or if this was another establishment, wouldn't they eat the cost, as it was their mistake?  I'm not sure what to do and I'm looking for advice.  Maybe you can use this as your social dilemma.  I could use the help.  Thanks Jaime. ~ Camie.   

Well, I think the doctors office should eat the cost.  They had quoted you a price.  You went in thinking that was the price and then, they made a mistake.  That's on them, not on you.   That's my opinion anyway.  What do you think?  Let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.  

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