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Study: ED charges vary widely

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Authors of a study published by PLoS ONE found wide variations in emergency department (ED) charges in patients who paid out of pocket and those with insurance, including Medicare. For example, charges for a urinary tract infection for out-of-pocket patients ranged from $50 to $73,002. “How much will I get charged for this?” Patient charges for top ten diagnoses in the emergency department” recommends greater transparency in charges. Read more.

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