Hospital price transparency might not help patients very much

A new rule requiring hospitals to post list prices for medical services online took effect this week, but patients might not glean much usable insight from the lists. Incomprehensible medical codes, abbreviations and the fact that patients must determine and add up all relevant services and charges for a given stay make the lists difficult to use, and most patients do not pay list prices anyway.

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Last Updated 01/23/2019

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