For the first time, the federal government has released the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures.
The prices for a given procedure can vary by tens of thousands of dollars.
Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 7:28 am
When it comes to health care, the biggest of the big data are all about Medicare.
So, it's kind of a BIG deal when the government releases what individual hospitals charge Medicare — and what they actually get paid — for the most common diagnoses and treatments.
In a first, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made those figures from more than 3,000 hospitals public Wednesday.
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