Article – Hospital Billing Varies Wildly, Government Data Shows

One of the thorns in the side of payers is the wide disparity of money charged for the seemingly same procedure among different hospitals—even among those in the same city.

This New York Times article explores some U.S. government data that was recently released, showing procedures at one facility costing multiple times more than the same procedures at another.

If you go through the multimedia widget (the little map on the left), you can explore what specific hospital’s charge for a given procedure, how many cases were in the sample size, and the variance to the norm. The authors did a good job designing this tool.

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