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Watch: Out-Of-Network Outrage After A $540K Charge For Dialysis

Sov Valentine of Plains, Mont., ran up an out-of-network bill for lifesaving kidney dialysis that topped half a million dollars in just 14 weeks. Kaiser Health News Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal discussed the latest NPR-KHN “Bill of the Month” installment on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday.

Rosenthal said the case exemplifies what happens when an insurer and a provider disagree, and the patient gets stuck with an outrageous bill. “It’s hostage-taking of poor Sov Valentine,” she said.

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