New York Data Show Hospital Charges All Over The Map

WNYC’s Fred Mogul, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: "New York State has pulled back the curtain on hospital charges. A new database shows what each hospital across the state charges for 1,400 different procedures. The differences can be dramatic: At Bellevue Hospital, the median charge for an uncomplicated birth is $6,330, and at NYU Langone Medical Center next door, the median charge is $12,222. Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, typically charges $5,686 and Maimonides Medical Center, a dozen miles away, $14,763" (Mogul, 12/12). Read the story.

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