58 days ago

Hospitals charge some patients much more than others for the same services depending on their insurer and even their specific insurance plan — and sometimes those 'negotiated' rates are higher than what the patients would pay out-of-pocket without insurance.

Hospitals and Insurers Didn’t Want You to See These Prices. Here’s Why.


The price for an M.R.I. at Mass General is … This year, the federal government ordered hospitals to begin publishing a prized secret: a complete list of the prices they negotiate with private insurers.