Markups On Care Can Fatten Hospital Budgets — Even If Few Patients Foot The Full Bill

April 4, 2017

KHN Kaiser Health News  | 

Few patients pay a hospital’s full price for a procedure or test. But a new study shows why those charges still matter.

Economists at the Federal Reserve Board and the American Enterprise Institute found that list prices, often dismissed as meaningless by the hospital industry, are a critical gauge of which hospitals ultimately receive higher payments.  Read more