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Bill almost put him back into hospital

Jan. 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An unemployed New York doorman was cured of pneumonia, but says the $44 million hospital bill almost gave him asthma.

Alexis Rodriguez, 28, was one of several hundred patients to receive wildly inflated bills because of a computer error, the New York Daily News reported.

The bill from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital should have been for no more than $300, but instead was listed as $44,776,587.

Rodriguez told the newspaper, "I almost had an asthma attack."

The billing firm, PHY Services, said it wasn't too hard to find the problem -- a subcontractor that prints the bills put the invoice number into the "amount due" space, the Daily News reported.

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