New Federal Data Released

How Much Hospitals Charge

Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show that pricing for common inpatient procedures varies greatly. These data will show consumers how hospital charges in their area compare to the rest of the nation, and how much prices within their region may vary for the same procedure.

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