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How Chargemaster Data May Affect Hospital Revenue
Health Leaders Media

Some hospital industry executives dismiss the release of the federal chargemaster list of prices for 100 types of hospital care, saying it bears little relation to the charges that are actually negotiated and paid. But that may not be the whole story. This now transparent database could make a big difference right away for the uninsured, the underinsured, and for some Medicare Advantage patients, perhaps impacting hospital financial assistance offices that will need to write more flexible policies if they want to get paid.