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‘An Arm and a Leg’: Her Bill for a Prenatal Test Felt Like a ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Scheme

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Click here for a transcript of the episode. Can a health care company make enough people mad about its billing practices that its business is hurt? For one genetic testing company, maybe.  An “Arm and a Leg” listener got a test that has become routine in early pregnancy: noninvasive prenatal testing. It was supposed to be $99. But then — after she took the test — that turned into $250. And when she asked questions, she was told it could go up to $800 if she didn’t pay up quickly. The patient looked up the testing company and found that lots of people had experienced what she called &#...

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