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New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

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With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation’s largest nurses organization,  National Nurses United, showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost – nearly $1,200 for every $100 of their total costs.  The findings are based on publicly available Medicare Cost Reports as of June, 2013, covering the federal fiscal year that ended September 30, 2012. National Nurses United research arm, the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy, conducted the research.

Read more: NNU and IHSP list the 100 most expensive hospitals, top 10 for each state, and the 50 most expensive hospital systems

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