Study Reveals Shocking Inconsistencies in Health Care Pricing Around America

By Ray Pinard | May 17, 2013

An interesting article from Business Insider

A pacemaker implant that might cost a patient $36,012 in one hospital, might cost $143,124 down the road at a different hospital.

This shocking reality of America’s hospital billing system comes from a government-sponsored study released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The same billing pattern for common medical procedures like the pacemaker turns up all over the report, which tracks the cost of more than 7 million billed procedures at virtually every major hospital in the country.

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