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Man in car crash slapped with $700K+ bill after spine surgery

By Admin | April 23, 2021

A 59-year-old New Jersey man was billed more than $700,000 after having complex spine surgery following a vehicle crash, exposing gaps between how auto and health insurers pay for medical treatments, Kaiser Health News reported April 22.

Mark Gottlieb suffered damage to four vertebrae in his upper spine, along with six smashed teeth when a driver crashed into his car in January 2019. He was receiving care at Paramus, N.J.-based Bergen Pain Management Clinic and had an outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion April 3, 2020, at Secaucus, N.J.-based Hudson Regional Hospital after pain from the crash persisted.

Mr. Gottlieb had $250,000 in medical costs covered by his Geico car insurance and has health insurance through Aetna. However, for those hurt in vehicle crashes...(More)

For more info please read, Man in car crash slapped with $700K+ bill after spine surgery, By Becker's SpineReport

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