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Independent Surgical Centers Accused of Bleeding Millions from Insurance Companies
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There is no shortage of explanations about why health care costs in the United States are higher than anywhere else on the planet except the Marshall Islands, but one contributing factor might be questionable billing by outpatient surgery centers like Advanced Surgical Partners in Costa Mesa, California.

The center charged teacher Lynne Nielsen $87,500 for a 20-minute procedure on her knee that normally runs around $3,000, according to a story in The Los Angeles Times.