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Georgia Company Charges Hospitals With Balance Billing

The firm told state lawmakers that its employees are receiving collection notices as a result of hospitals using this practice.

Georgia Health News: Firm Says Hospitals Unjustly Billing Its Workers
A Valdosta-based company told state lawmakers Monday that hospitals are unjustifiably harassing its employees over medical bills. The problem involves balance billing, a practice whereby a medical provider sends a patient a bill for charges beyond what is paid by a health plan. The Langdale Company, which makes wood and forest products, says some of its workers are receiving collection notices and having their credit affected (Miller, 8/22).

Related, earlier story from KHN: The Price They Paid (Rau, 1/19/2010).

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