Care Significantly More Expensive at Specialty Hospitals vs. Non-Specialty Hospitals During 2014
posted by AHIP
on January 20, 2017
Patients receiving care from specialty hospitals faced higher average allowed amounts* than patients receiving the same services at non-specialty hospitals.
Differences in average allowed amounts between the two hospital types ranged from $3,009 per patient to $48,811 per patient.
Of 19 medical services studied, only one service, mastectomy surgery, had average allowed amounts significantly lower at specialty hospitals.