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Aetna says surgery center firm is overbilling
Sacramento Bee

Aetna has filed a $20 million lawsuit claiming a Northern California surgery center firm is overbilling the insurance carrier, including a $66,100 bunion repair, a $6,642 colonoscopy and a $23,301 knee arthroscopy.

The Santa Clara County lawsuit claims the Saratoga-based Bay Area Surgical Management recruited dozens of doctors to invest in its seven outpatient facilities in a scheme to enrich doctors by sidestepping state laws meant to protect patients and control costs.