Have you ever gone to an urgent care clinic for medical treatment? Did you later get a bill that you didn’t expect? According to a new report from The Boston Globe, that’s apparently happened to quite a few people.
Attorney General Maura Healey has investigated the billing practices of hospitals that own some urgent care clinics and private doctors’ offices.
In September, Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary agreed to a $175,000 settlement after Healey’s office found they violated Massachusetts’ consumer protection law. Partners HealthCare agreed to improve transparency about its billing.