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Medical bills sometimes contain errors. Here’s how to handle them.
Washington Post

Orly Avitzur, medical adviser to Consumer Reports, recently received an anesthesia bill of $1,459.90 for her husband’s colonoscopy. It took her by surprise because she knew that anesthesia for screening colonoscopies (what he was supposed to have had) is now covered by insurance. Before Jan. 1, anesthesia coverage was somewhat murky.

She also knew that the Affordable Care Act requires most private insurance plans and Medicare to fully cover many preventive services, including screening colonoscopy.