Personal Finance

August 3, 2013 7:46 PM

Area hospitals are being sued for not submitting bills to health insurers

After Jonathon Layden was patched up following an auto accident in 2011, Research Medical Center didn’t submit his bill to his Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. Instead, it sent a bill to Layden — but without subtracting the big discounts Blue Cross would have required. Layden, a student, had to borrow $5,400 from his parents to pay the bill. In the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, lawsuits have been mounted against three major hospitals.

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