How much hospitals charge
For the first time, the government has released prices that hospitals charge for common inpatient procedures. Until now, these charges were competitive secrets in the industry.
A Washington Post analysis of the data shows that, even on the same street, hospitals can vary by upwards of 300 percent in price for the same service. While the average bill for procedures across the United States varies widely by type of hospital, the Medicare reimbursement amount doesn't vary much.
Search this database of over 3,300 hospitals nationwide to find out how much hospitals in your town charge and how much they are reimbursed by Medicare.
SOURCE: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) inpatient data for 2011.
GRAPHIC: Darla Cameron, Dan Keating, Leslie Passante, Jason Bartz and David Brown - The Washington Post. Published May 9, 2013.