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Hospital Costs Get An X-Ray

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A recent national study of how much hospitals charge Medicare showed giant disparities among different facilities, even for the same procedures and within the same city!  The research comes as policymakers intensify their focus on costs.  We’ll explore why these huge variations exist, and efforts to reduce the price tag at hospitals in the Granite State.

Guests

Michael Green – President and CEO of Concord Hospital

Ned Helms –Director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH

Dr. Jim Weinstein – President and CEO of the Dartmouth Hitchcock health system and contributor to the Dartmouth Atlas project for twenty years.

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