17 Jan Living Well: Southwest Florida hospital charges well below state average
The nation’s largest nursing union took aim last week at inflated medical bills, claiming that U.S. health centers are sometimes charging patients more than 1,000 percent of the actual treatment cost. The No. 2 overall offender, according to National Nurses United? Florida hospitals.
Nurses United, in collaboration with the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Research, analyzed Medicare cost reports for the fiscal 2011-12 year. No Southwest Florida hospitals made the organization’s Top 10 list, which called out hospitals with charges that were at least 10 times their reported cost of treating patients.