What if I had a medical procedure covered by Medicare, but now Medicare is refusing to pay for it because of some mistake?

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which administers the Medicare program, has a policy of not reimbursing hospitals for the costs associated with certain inexcusable medical errors such as surgery on the wrong body part, surgery on the wrong patient, Stage 4 bedsores and certain kinds of infections acquired in a hospital. These are known as “serious reportable events.” This is because these events should never happen. Patients who are victims of “never events” may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim.