Hospitals now must to post their prices online. But what is popping up on hospital websites is a dog’s breakfast of codes, abbreviations and dollar signs.
Cancer centers grapple with conflict of interests among their leadership, researchers and physicians.
Joaquin Lopez had emergency gallbladder surgery after rushing to an ER last year. He has been haggling with the hospital over what he owes ever since.
Breast implants pricing gives a glimpse into how hospitals mark up prices of medical devices to boost their bottom lines.
Medical records can be hard for patients to get, even in this digital information age. But they shouldn’t be.
Hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for heart attack care slashed the bill to $332.29 — after news stories appeared about its surprise ‘balance’ billing.
We found that some top hospitals had teams with members dedicated to responding to cardiac arrests around the clock. In others, team members had to drop their regular duties to response to codes.
“It’s all about the money,” says one surgeon of the battle over which hospitals can perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also known as TAVR.
Patients want to feel prepared to look after themselves when they leave the hospital.
Using the tool is as easy as searching by procedure or treatment and entering a ZIP code to compare costs.