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Surgery prices vary significantly across hospitals

Hospital prices significantly vary for surgical procedures, with location and market power playing an important role in marking up prices, concludes a new report from consumer advocacy group CALPIRG Education Fund.

Price variations hurt consumer-driven healthcare

Hospital prices significantly vary for similar service, with county hospitals usually charging the least and for-profit hospitals charging the most, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine

Contracting practices create Mass. hospital pricing disparities

Contracting practices that "reinforce and perpetuate disparities in pricing" have created problems in the commercial healthcare marketplace in Massachusetts, raising concerns that existing systemic