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California calls for more disclosure of medical costs
Los Angeles Times

California officials are looking to build on a federal effort to disclose more healthcare pricing information to consumers. Medicare officials released new data this week that showed wildly different hospital charges across the nation for 100 of the most common inpatient surgeries and procedures. Federal regulators said they don’t see any justification for why prices for the same treatment differ as much as 40 times among nearby hospitals, and that medical centers charging the highest amounts warrant greater scrutiny.