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Hospital billing too complex: Another view
USA Today

Many parts of America’s health care delivery and financing systems urgently need updating, and the matter of “charges” ranks high on the list. Today’s hospital bill is a symptom of a broken payment system. Hospitals deal with more than 1,300 insurers, each having different plans with multiple requirements for hospital bills. Decades of federal regulations have made a complex billing system even more complex and frustrating for everyone involved.