Best hospitals have lower Medicare costs

The best hospitals in the country also have Medicare costs that are below other facilities, reported Kaiser Health News. The news organization compared the 16 hospitals placed on the U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" and their costs to other hospitals. At $17,808, they are 1 percent below the national median Medicare hospital cost of $17,988. More than 25 percent of the nation's hospitals cost more than those on the honor list, while another 25 percent were less costly than those on the roll, according to KHN. Article