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Employer health plans pay hospitals 241% of Medicare
Modern Healthcare

Private employer-sponsored health plans paid hospitals 241% of Medicare prices, on average, for the same services at the same hospitals in 2017, according to a RAND Health study of prices across 25 states.

That average price relative to Medicare has increased since 2015 when it was 236%. The study also found that relative prices in 2017 for outpatient care far exceeded prices for inpatient services.