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Hua Hin hospital finally to repay money to "fleeced" farang cancer sufferer, Damrongtham

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

he had been obliged to pay 300 baht for each visit to the hospital and an unexplained 858 baht "admission fee".

Could someone explain to me what's wrong with this? I and/or my insurance pay when I get medical treatment...

 

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1 hour ago, CharlieH said:

hardly call a 300 baht charge being "fleeced", yes it may have been incorrect but far from "fleeced"

Per Visit !!!

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4 minutes ago, Knee Jerk Reaction said:

I suspect that it is the unexplained 858 baht 'admission fee' that he found unacceptable.

As indeed I would if that was "every" visit but that's unclear, and if indeed it was , why didnt he simply refuse to pay it, as the bill is usually given when each visit is completed. If he wasnt "admitted" then the bill is wrong and shouldnt have been paid to start with.

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HH hospital has an "express line" that let's you avoid most of the waiting.

 

I used it once, I think it was 200 baht.

 

Seemed like a good deal to me.

 

Went in, got a little minor surgery and was on my way in under 2 hours.

 

Not sure about the other fee.

 

I'd assume you would pay something to see a doctor. I think my fee was something like 500 baht to the guy who did the surgery because he was a learner...intern I guess.

 

The silly part was I saw "big doctor" for the 5 minute follow-up and paid more.

 

I don't know this guys situation, like if he had coverage from his wife or other insurance company but I felt I had been very fairly treated.

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31 minutes ago, Psychic said:

HH hospital has an "express line" that let's you avoid most of the waiting.

 

I used it once, I think it was 200 baht.

 

Seemed like a good deal to me.

 

Went in, got a little minor surgery and was on my way in under 2 hours.

 

Not sure about the other fee.

 

I'd assume you would pay something to see a doctor. I think my fee was something like 500 baht to the guy who did the surgery because he was a learner...intern I guess.

 

The silly part was I saw "big doctor" for the 5 minute follow-up and paid more.

 

I don't know this guys situation, like if he had coverage from his wife or other insurance company but I felt I had been very fairly treated.

The hospital and the MOPH never came out with the official regulation of this so called "Express Clinic". There must be a reason (because there isn't any). The 200 baht that you pay in the little office down the hall will not be on your bill. The sad thing about this is that you skip the quene of 40-50 patient that are waiting in line. And yes than you are billed with extra charges but the bill isn't clear about the fact that you have been using the express clinic. I am pretty sure that this practise is violating the regulation as well. Remember this is a government non profit organisation and not some commercial clinic. Foreigners that are waiting in line are also billed extra (just not the 200). Later when you complain the hospital and the MOPH use this clinic as an excuse. 

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