Lien on Me

Number 27988
Subject Health Care
Source KUSA-TV (Denver)
State Colorado
Year 2018
Publication Date
Summary It seemed, at first, to be an isolated case of an aggressive bill collector going after a patient, but six months after KUSA-TV heard an initial complaint, the station’s investigative team found a widespread practice of surgeons using the courts to secure thousands from their patients. The practice has left the hundreds of thousands of people with insurance vulnerable to lawsuits, wage garnishments and property liens. “Lien on Me” has legislators promising change and the region’s largest group of surgeons promising to back off.
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Keywords bill collectors, surgeons, medical bill fraud, property liens, wage garnishments, insurance
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