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Medical Error Cost Calculator Riles AHA
Health Leaders Media

The Leapfrog Group’s new “Hidden Surcharge Calculator,” a web-based tool, enables employers to add up how much of their health premium dollars go to manage hospital medical errors that harm their employees. The tool determines the costs based on the safety track records of each hospital where their workers received care. “Employers already know they’re spending a lot of money on hospitals when their employees need acute care,” says Leah Binder, Leapfrog President and CEO.