August 1, 2013


By: OR Manager

Data on inpatient and outpatient hospital charges released in May and June by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have fueled the fire started in March with Steven Brill’s Time magazine cover story, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” Brill cited sometimes staggering amounts charged for items such as acetaminophen or chest x-rays, and the CMS data found significant pricing discrepancies among the more than 3,000 hospitals and 30 hospital outpatient charges examined.

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