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Out-of-network medical bills: When surgery is covered, but the anesthesia isn't

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Out-of-network medical bills: When surgery is covered, but the anesthesia isn't
Out-of-network medical bills: When surgery is covered, but the anesthesia isn't

Denver7 investigator Jennifer Kovaleski and digital journalist Ryan Osborne discuss an investigation into out-of-network medical bills and how to avoid them.

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Investigative rehas the full story tonightshe sits down with our digOsborne to talk about whatthis story.

Ryan Osborne hSeven digital team joinedDenver seven investigativeabout your story 10 p.m.

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And what can people dothey say they have a surgeyou know, three or four wecan they do ahead of timeto make sure they're not gsurprise bill.

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Thproblem for patients acrosthe insurance companies anBut what it comes back tois what can you do?

Becauswanted to know your patiento do if you can't find annetwork?

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