Disparity in Medical Billing


Disparity in medical billing - The Washington Post (Credits) By Wilson Andrews, Darla Cameron and Dan Keating, Published: May 8, 2013 For the first time, the government has released prices that hospitals charge for common inpatient procedures. Until now, these charges were competitive secrets in the industry. While the average bill for procedures across the United States varies widely by type of hospital, the Medicare reimbursement amount doesn’t vary much. The numbers reveal a tremendous, unexplained variation in cost of services. A Washington Post analysis of the data shows that, even on the same street, hospitals can vary by upwards [...]