Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Bill More, Bill Less

Yanked this out of kaisernetwork.org today...

    Hospitals Bill Uninsured Patients More

Hospitals on average bill uninsured patients 2.5 times more than they bill health insurers and three times more than they bill Medicare for medical services, according to a study published on Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Wisconsin Hospital Association Recommends Guidelines

The Wisconsin Hospital Association has released new recommendations that hospitals provide uninsured patients with discounts similar to those negotiated by health plans for insured patients, the AP/Chicago Tribune reports.


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