hospital prices

As Hospital Chains Grow, So Do Their Prices For Care

Jun 13, 2016
USC researchers; Blue Shield of California claims data

As health care consolidation accelerates nationwide, a new study shows that hospital prices in two of California’s largest health systems were 25 percent higher than at other hospitals around the state.

'Transparency' Backed in Senate Amid Questions

Feb 1, 2016
healthcare.gov

A Senate budget panel last week approved a bill that seeks to increase transparency about health-care costs, but the measure drew pointed questions from some lawmakers.

The CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center says he's willing to reveal the actual contractual prices that his hospital receives from Aetna, Florida Blue and other insurers -- and dares other hospitals to do the same.

Steve Sonenreich made the pledge during a show on WLRN 91.3-FM in Miami with host Tom Hudson, the Miami Herald reports.