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New public database shows hospital billing charges all over the map

Posted May 10, 2013, 8:27 am Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Most reputable companies that provide services tell you what youíll get for your money. Hospitals are an exception. They havenít traditionally made public the cost of operations and other procedures. This secrecy has let hospitals set widely different prices for the same procedure. Itís also made it impossible to do any comparison shopping. …

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