$183,000 appendectomy: Grasping true cost of health care is an elusive task, analyst says

Tackling the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act will require dealing with wildly different costs for the same procedures and other measures aimed at greater transparency,…




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“The least expensive appendectomy was $1,529, and it was done at a county hospital. Semro said.”

“And do you know what the most expensive one was?” Semro asked in an interview before speaking to Club 20, the Western Slope advocacy organization, fall meeting at Two Rivers Convention Center. “It was $183,000.”

It would be nice to know what hospitals these are. Then we would know where to go & where to steer clear of.

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