NEW YORK (AP / CBSNewYork) – Patients at a New York City hospital are getting billed for tens of millions of dollars because of a computer error.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi On The Story

READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie

Unemployed doorman Alexis Rodriguez says he almost became ill when he received a $44.8 million bill from the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

Rodriguez tells the New York Daily News that he was hospitalized last spring with pneumonia and was afraid the bill was legit.

READ MORE: 7 Pedestrians Hurt After Being Struck By A Vehicle In The Bronx; Hunt Continues For Driver, Passenger

Turns out the company that prepares the bills had mistakenly put the invoice number in the space where the invoice amount should go.

The billing company is telling patients to ignore the multimillion-dollar bills. It says it will send out corrected ones.

The hospital didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday, which is a holiday.

MORE NEWS: Blind Brook Board Meeting Gets Heated Over Continued Closure Of Ridge Street Elementary School

(TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)