Thursday, May 9, 2013

For the first time, the federal government released the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedure

Consumers on Wednesday got some answers about one of modern life’s most persistent mysteries: how much medical care actually costs. For the first time, the federal government released the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. Until now, these charges have been closely held by facilities that see a competitive advantage in shielding their fees from competitors. What the numbers reveal is a health-care system with tremendous, seemingly random variation in the costs of services. Read More...

No comments: