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CMS data show wide variation in hospital billing
Modern Healthcare

The CMS released data showing U.S. hospitals charge widely varying amounts for the same services. The database, posted on the CMS website, is described as “part of the Obama administration’s work to make our healthcare system more affordable and accountable.” It includes hospital charges for 100 most frequently billed discharges by the more than 3,000 hospitals reimbursed under the inpatient prospective payment system.