Sunday, October 07, 2007

List vs. Contracted Price

I've ranted here several times about the difference between the list price that doctors charge uninsured patients, and the negotiated rate that they charge patients with insurance.

Here's a recent example - my yearly mammogram: List price, $440, negotiated rate: $84. Meaning more than 5X difference, or a 400% markup for the uninsured. I think I'll take this up with my doctor...


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