Businesses and Professions

Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

SECTION 5-37-23

§ 5-37-23. Over-billing reward program.

(a) Any person sixty-five (65) years of age or older who is billed for health care services which have never been provided to that person, may report the billing error to the department of elderly affairs. The department shall investigate the report.

(b) The health care provider shall repay any verified billing error, and in addition shall pay ten percent (10%) of the billing error to this patient. The ten percent (10%) award shall not preclude recovery by the patient under any other provision of the Rhode Island general laws. Diagnostic related group billings are exempt from the ten percent (10%) penalty.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 374, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 301, § 5.)