Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Did A Health Insurer Pay Ten Times the Cash Price for Surgery?

A strange story out of Arizona about hosptial billing run amok is standard fare these days.
However, this one has a silver lining: The patient had actually been able to figure out what the cash price would be if she paid directly herself. It has previously been hard for cash-paying patients to avoid being gouged by hospitals unless they are Canadian medical tourists. Whether this story is idiosyncratic or symptomatic of a trend, I cannot say. I hope it is the latter.

Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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