Doctors' private business interests leave patients questioning 'outrageous' medical bills

Three patients were confused after their insurance companies paid over $100,000 each to a business for a medical procedure that usually costs less than $1,000.

KUSA -- Surgeons working in Colorado can legally earn six-figure, supplemental incomes by forming lucrative business relationships with the specialized health-care companies they elect to use in their operating rooms, according to an ongoing investigation by 9Wants to Know.

The oftentimes publicly untraceable practice, called “unethical” by at least one prominent Colorado physician, dominates the landscape of the state’s burgeoning intraoperative neuromonitoring business, according to multiple people interviewed by 9NEWS.

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