Hospitals lower prices for patients paying cash

May 29, 2012 | By Alicia Caramenico

Many hospitals and physicians are offering large discounts if patients pay in cash and don't use their health insurance, the Los Angeles Times reported. For example, a CT scan of the abdomen costs about $2,400 for patients insured by Blue Shield of California, while the Los Alamitos (Calif.) Medical Center cash price is only $250, according to the article. Another local California hospital charges insured patients $415 for blood tests that cost only $95 in cash.

(read complete article at source: Fierce HealthCare)

 

Healthcare reform:
Section 1501: Requirement to Mantain Minimum Essential Coverage

June 28, 2012
Healthcare reform was passed, which means everyone will have to buy health insurance or be fined by the IRS. This is a game changer...

See Pdf file