When A Plan Overpays For A Service, Is A Patient Responsible For A Refund?

It's been more than three years since Lisa Dowden had gastric bypass surgery. As the operation has receded into her medical history, however, her insurer has renewed its interest.

In September, Dowden, a 51-year-old partner at a law firm in the District, received a letter informing her that her health plan had overpaid by more than $9,000 what it owed for the services of the assistant surgeon in her operation. Dowden, the letter said, is responsible for paying it back.

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Source: Kaiser Health News