AG James announces over $1M settlement with Northwell Health for misleading COVID-19 patients

Huntington Hospital was one of three Northwell Health hospitals that deceptively advertised its emergency rooms as sites where people could get a COVID-19 test, but then billed patients for emergency room visits.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2024, 9:13 PM

Updated 41 days ago

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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that Northwell Health will be paying over $1 million as part of a settlement for wrongfully charging patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huntington Hospital was one of three Northwell Health hospitals that deceptively advertised its emergency rooms as sites where people could get a COVID-19 test, but then billed patients for emergency room visits.
As part of the agreement, Northwell Health has refunded over 2,000 patients around $400,000. It also has to pay a $650,000 penalty and tell future emergency room patients who want to be tested for COVID-19 that they will be billed for emergency department charges.
Northwell Health says it fully cooperated and voluntarily entered an agreement to settle the matter without admitting to any wrongdoing.


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