Healthcare’s hidden costs can take patients by surprise

Healthcare’s hidden costs can take patients by surprise

When a rheumatologist told Linda Drake of Miami that she might have lung cancer, the former smoker did some research and discovered a study for early detection and treatment of the disease with researchers in South Florida.

Drake, 57, decided to participate in the study because there was a $350 flat fee, and she could enroll through UHealth — the University of Miami’s network of clinics and hospitals in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties.

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