Surprise! Insurance Paid the E.R. but Not the Doctor

When people go to the emergency room, they are often stunned to discover that doctors who treated them are not employed by the hospital and bill their insurance company separately. How common is this? New research published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday found that more than one in five patients visiting the emergency room may face the same financial shock. And the bill may be for over $19,000. If it sounds amazing to continue reading….

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