News & opinion SECRETS of the Texas Hospital Lien EXPOSED!

SECRETS of the Texas Hospital Lien EXPOSED!

It’s b

d enough to be involved in

c

ccident in Tex

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sc

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s up in you

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things in the

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th

n

leg

l notice seeking tens of thous

nds of dolls of you

h

d e

ned money!

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ith these liens

nd the hospit

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l lien is the

ight unde

Tex

s l th

t hospit

l

nd eme

gency se

vices p

ovide

s h

ve to

eceive p

yment f

om

ny money

ecove

ed by

Defend

nt o

thei

insunce comp

ny

hen they c

use inju

y to the victim. These liens e typic

lly filed in the county of the hospit

l, but the lien

ill still

pply to youecove

y even if it is not filed. The lien only

pplies if you e

dmitted to

hospit

l o

if eme

gency medic

l se

vices

e p

ovided

ithin 72 hou

s of the incident. The s

me lien

pplies to

ny hospit

ls to

hich you

e

e t

nsfe

ed fo

ongoing t

e

tment of the s

me inju

y.  The l

ngu

ge of the lien is

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hospit

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n individu

l

ho

eceives hospit

l se

vices fo

inju

ies c

used by

n

ccident th

t is

tt

ibuted to the negligence of

nothe

pe

son. Fo

the lien to

tt

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l must be

dmitted to

hospit

l not l

te

th

n 72 hou

s

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(b) The lien extends to both the

dmitting hospit

l

nd

hospit

l to

hich the individu

l is tnsfeed fo

t

e

tment of the s

me inju

y.

(c)

n eme

gency medic

l se

vices p

ovide

h

s

lien on

c

use of

ction o

cl

im of

n individu

l

ho

eceives eme

gency medic

l se

vices in

county

ith

popul

tion of 800,000 o

less fo

inju

ies c

used by

n

ccident th

t is

tt

ibuted to the negligence of

nothe

pe

son. Fo

the lien to

tt

ch, the individu

l must

eceive the eme

gency medic

l se

vices not l

te

th

n 72 hou

s

fte

the

ccident.<

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Sec

et #1 - Hospit

ls M

y

efuse to Bill You

He

lth Insu

nce

Unfo

tun

tely, it is quite common fo

hospit

ls to

efuse to submit medic

l bills to

p

tient’s insu

nce

hen they kno

the p

tient s involved in

c

ccident. This is bec

use hospit

ls h

ve

n oppo

tunity to cl

im

much highe

mount vi

thei

lien th

n they

ould eve

be

ble to

ecove

f

om

he

lth insunce comp

ny.

hen

hospit

l files thei

lien

ith the county, it is

lmost impossible to get the Defend

nt's insunce comp

ny to p

y you

cl

im di

ectly – they

e going to

nt to p

y the hospit

l lien fi

st.

s such, the

E

L victim of the c

ccident is hu

t t

ice - once in the initi

l c

eck,

nd then

g

in

hen they t

y to

ecove

thei

d

m

ges.

S

dly, hospit

ls

ll ove

Tex

s e using this t

ctic to bully c

ccident victims into p

ying

idiculously high medic

l ch

ges

nd le

ving them

ith little o

no money to cove

thei

lost

ges, p

in

nd suffe

ing,

nd othe

d

m

ges to

hich they

e entitled unde

Tex

s l

.  The good ne

s is th

t the

e E ys to comb

t this g

eed

nd p

otect youights.  Outto

neys h

ve been fighting these difficult hospit

l liens fo

yes,

nd

e'

e going to sh

e some impo

t

nt t

icks

nd tips

ith you.

Sec

et #2 – The

e E Limit

tions On

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t They C

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hile the Tex

s Hospit

l lien ls e tilted ve

y he

vily in f

vo

of the hospit

ls

nd

g

inst the p

tients, the

e e some leg

l limit

tions on

h

t hospit

ls c

n chge.  Specific

lly, hospit

ls c

nnot ch

ge mo

e th

n

"

e

son

ble

nd

egul

te” fo

thei

se

vices.  In otheo

ds, hospit

ls c

nnot ch

ge

n excessive te fo

medic

l se

vices p

ovided just bec

use they kno

someone s inju

ed in

c

ccident.  If you c

n p

ove th

t the medic

l

tes ch

ged on you

bill e in excess of those conside

ed

e

son

ble

nd

egul by the hospit

l, you c

n FIGHT the hospit

l lien

nd h

ve it

educed.  Kno

ing

h

t “

e

son

ble

nd

egul" tes e fo

medic

l chges c

n sometimes be difficult fo

n individu

l consume

, but hi

ing

l

fi

m

ith ye

s of expe

ience in ex

mining

nd fighting un

e

son

ble hospit

l chges is

good fi

st step.

Sec

et #3 – Hospit

l Liens C

N Be Negoti

ted Do

n

ll hospit

ls kno

th

t

ny money they

ecove

f

om

hospit

l lien

ill come f

om the p

oceeds due

c

ccident o

othe

victim of

pe

son

l inju

y incident.

s

pctic

l m

tte

, the e

siest

nd quickest

y fo

hospit

l to get p

id on thei

lien is th

ough the coope

tion of the victim – thei

p

tient. Depending on the

mount of li

bility insu

nce cove

ge

v

il

ble

nd the

mount of the hospit

l lien, most hospit

ls

ill often be

illing to negoti

te do

n on the

mount they

ecove

f

om the li

bility insu

nce p

oceeds - especi

lly if the victim is

ep

esented by

n

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ney

ith deep kno

ledge of ho

Tex

s hospit

l liens

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k. Ou

fi

m, fo

ex

mple, h

s h

d success obt

ining SUBST

NTI

L

eductions on hospit

l liens in situ

tions

he

e the

e

e

e only limited insunce p

oceeds

v

il

ble.  Even in situ

tions

he

e the medic

l bills f exceed the

mount of li

bility insunce

v

il

ble, ou

fi

m is often

ble to negoti

te

eductions lge enough to insu

e th

t the victim of the c csh

eceive thous

nds of dolls of "net"

ecove

y individu

lly, even

fte

the hospit

l lien,

tto

neys fees,

nd othe

medic

l bills

e p

id. The key to be

ble to effectively negoti

te the m

ximum possible

eduction on these hospit

l liens is to h

ve

n

tto

ney on you

side

ho kno

s the l,

nd is

illing to fight fo

you.

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