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Insured plans paying more than self-pay for same hospital services: Research


A study by a Trinity College economist found that 60% of rates negotiated by health insurers were higher than self-pay cash rates for the same services, reports Becker’s Payer Issues. In the study, Gerardo Ruiz Sánchez, Ph.D., examined data on 14 shoppable hospital services that can be scheduled by patients in advance, including office visits, CT scans and MRIs.


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