Forum Post: Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Bewildering System, Staggering Cost Differences
Posted 10 years ago on May 8, 2013, 10:17 a.m. EST by BradB
from Washington, DC
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When a patient arrives at Bayonne Hospital Center in New Jersey requiring treatment for the respiratory ailment known as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she faces an official price tag of $99,690.
Less than 30 miles away in the Bronx, N.Y., the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center charges only $7,044 for the same treatment, according to a massive federal database of national health care costs made public on Wednesday.