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Who's Paying for Those Implants?

Secrets to getting reimbursed for surgery's priciest parts.

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Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief

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Next time you go to a restaurant, ask if they'll give you the steak for free so long as you pay the staff to prepare and serve it. That's essentially what insurers are asking surgical facilities to do each time they refuse to reimburse you for pricey implants, says Steven Gunderson, DO, CEO and medical director of the Rockford (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center.

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