How Much for that Operation? Depends on Where, and Who’s Paying
Medicare got a big buzz Wednesday when it announced new pricing information about how much hospital bills vary across town and the nation.
The figures are eye-popping. The UC Davis Medical Center charges, on average, $185,506 for a major joint replacement, while Sutter General charges $89,351 and Mercy General charges $85,236.
But thereâ€™s a whole lot more to pricing than these figures.
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