After Surgery, $117,000 Bill for Doctor He Didn't Know

September 21, 2014 5:14 PM

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After Surgery, $117,000 Bill for Doctor He Didn't Know

Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee.

He was blindsided, though, by a bill of about $117,000 from an ''assistant surgeon,'' a Queens-based neurosurgeon whom Mr. Drier did not recall meeting.

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