Hospital prices go public, Jan 1st, 2019

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Hospital prices go public, Jan 1st, 2019

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The full article appears here: Hospital Prices Go Public
Hospital prices are about to go public
By Kaitlin Schroeder,

Prices hospitals charge for their services will all go online Jan. 1 under a new federal requirement, but patient advocates say the realities of medical-industry pricing will make it difficult for consumers to get much out of the new data.

A federal rule requires all hospitals to post online a master list of prices for the services they provide so consumers can review them starting Jan. 1.
Of course the listed prices will be the prices uninsured patients would normally be billed. Remember, this is all negotiable.
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Re: Hospital prices go public, Jan 1st, 2019

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I looked at the prices posted for the Hospital I usually deal with and they are astronomical. For example a simple doctor visit to the clinic that was billed at $80.00 (uninsured) in the past is now listed online as $210.00. :roll:
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