Surgery charges vary widely at hospitals

Hospitals in California are all over the map in terms of what they charge for surgeries, according to a new report from the CALPIRG Education Fund. The highest-priced hospitals charge as much as 2.7 times that of the lowest-priced facilities, according to the report, with hospitals in the Bay Area likely to be the most expensive. However, in some other regions, nearby hospitals often charged multiples of what a neighboring facility might bill for a relatively routine procedure such as a Cesarean section birth. --Read the full article from FierceHealthcare

Free Webinar

Take Control of Your Escalating Claim Costs through a Comprehensive Pre-payment Hospital Bill Review Solution

Today managing high dollar claim spend is more important than ever for Health Plans, TPAs, Employers, and Reinsurers, and can pose significant financial risks. How can these costs be managed without being a constant financial drain on your company resources? Our combination of the right people and the right technology provides an approach that ensures claims are paid right, the first time. Register Now!

Suggested Articles

JetBlue, Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic will roll out the CommonPass mobile app in December.

With the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine looming, companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain are working overtime to plan for all contingencies.

The pandemic is transforming the way the healthcare industry handles payments. Here are key takeaways on the benefits of automated payments.