October 19, 2022
  • Research published in Radiology found a more than 10-fold price discrepancy for common imaging services provided at the same hospital. Researchers examined data from more than 2,000 hospitals to determine the range of negotiated prices between hospitals and insurance companies for 13 imaging services. They found that the average maximum negotiated price was 3.8 times more than the average minimum negotiated price in the same hospital. In the most extreme cases, the average maximum negotiated price for a brain CT scan was 17.9 times greater than the minimum price offered in the same hospital. (Article here)