CMS: hospital charges for common procedures up
During the same period, the prices hospitals charge to Medicare remained about the same, according to The New York Times.
The data provided a look at about $62 billion in Medicare payments to hospitals and more than seven million hospital discharges, and also included information about 950,000 doctors and other health care practitioners who received $90 billion in Medicare payments.
As in previous years, hematologists/oncologists and ophthalmologists were at the top of the list of high earners, The Times reported.
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