October 22, 2020

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When looking for prices on Hospital sites, try “chargemaster” or “billing”

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One of the major issues with the regulation is that it specifies posting “standard” prices. In medical lingo, chargemasters is the term for standard prices. Yet there are myriad variables involved in patient treatment based on length of stay, tests conducted, specialists consulted and medicines administered, etc. ~Seth Arenstein; Jan. 2019

CNN, January 2019: Finding the chargemaster information on a hospital’s website takes diligence.

Hospitals must post prices online, but they may be more confusing than helpful

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