Your Ref : TBA
Date : 7th August 2007
Damansara Specialist Hospital Fax: 7722 2617
119 Jalan SS20/10
47400 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Attn: Credit Control Department
Admission on 3rd August 2007
Insured/Patient : Mr. Bin
NRIC No. : xxx
MRN No. : xxxxxx
Admission Date : 3rd August 2007 (11.45pm)
Discharge Date : 6th August 2007 (4.00pm)
Admission Doctor: Dr. Gan
With reference to the above matter.
I would like to know why my deposit of RM200 been hold and have to pay excess for the room and board when we already have insurance coverage which your good office had received a guarantee letter.
In the conversation with your En. Ainol yesterday evening, he told me that it is not our fault nor the insurance company (HLA from hereon) as it is your (DSH from hereon) problem for not having a room at the rate of RM100.00 available. However he told me he sent a letter to inform the insurance company about the problem (room unavailability), that DSH is putting us in the more expensive room and let the insurance to decide. En. Ainol stressed it is not our fault. Asked why we were not shown the letter, En. Ainol said it is the hospital’s procedure and patient cannot be shown the letter.
If that is the case that DSH is going to “upgrade” the room, why are we not informed verbally or in writing? I have told the person at the admission counter that night, that our insurance coverage is RM100 for the room and board. He already checked that with HLA before my brother was admitted. Then we were told to just follow a guy who led us to the ward room. No one during the entire admission duration had ever informed us about the rate of the room and how are we to know. I suggest DSH put a price tag on the door. If DSH if going to put a patient to a more expensive room, at least have the courtesy to let the patient know so that they can decide whether to admit and pay the excess or admit in another hospital. How can you boast this in your fourth line of your “Patient’s Charter”?
In this writing, I’m hoping that these errors can be rectified and my deposit of RM200 is refunded because I felt cheated. I demand the soonest possible reply. Thank you.
Cc: Hong Leong Assurance Bhd. (Life; Med Global) Fax: 03-7650 1881
Cc: Jimmiziv Young (HLA)