Hospitals Have Started Posting Their Prices Online. Here’s What They Reveal – Has Yours Posted?
A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use.
Long hidden, such price variations are supposed to be available in stark black and white under a Trump administration price transparency rule that took effect at the start of this year. It requires hospitals to post a range of actual prices — everything from the rates they offer cash-paying customers to costs negotiated with insurers.
Many have complied.
First rules to protect patients from unexpected medical bills issued by agencies