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Systems move to boost pricing ‘defensibility’
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare systems are taking steps to address the “defensibility” and transparency of the way they bill for services—an issue that came into the spotlight earlier this year in the wake of a controversial Time magazine cover story.

But it’s not only uninsured patients—whose stories were much of the focus of Steven Brill’s 24,000-word article, “Bitter Pill”—who are asking questions about why their hospital bills are running in the tens of thousands of dollars for short stays and simple procedures.