Tuesday, June 9, 2015

More Price Transparency Problems

Writing in Health Affairs, Ge Bai and Gerard F. Anderson have highlighted the fifty U.S. hospitals with the most “extreme markups” from what Medicare pays to their list prices (from the hospital chargemaster). The paper is written up by Olga Khazan in The Atlantic:
The study found that, on average, the 50 hospitals with the highest markups charged people 10 times more than what it cost them to provide the treatments in 2012.
Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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