Does hospital employment warrant higher reimbursements?

An investigation by The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer provides more proof that hospital employment means higher prices for patients and higher reimbursement for providers. In one example, the pricing for echocardiograms more than doubled after clinics were acquired by the hospitals. "Prices are increasing, often for no other reason than the sign on the door changed," said Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman for America's Health Insurance Plans. --Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

Suggested Articles

A select few legacy health organizations could thrive under a ‘Medicare for All’ system, according to a new analysis. 

The Congressional Budget Office estimates a Senate package tackling surprise billing and drug prices will save the government $7 billion.

Mahmee, a startup focused on maternal and infant health, just closed a $3 million funding round that includes Mark Cuban and Serena Williams.