After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times. Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving. He was blindsided, though, by a bill of about $117,000 from an “assistant surgeon”. In operating rooms physicians and other health...

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