Monday, December 17, 2012

Docs + Hospitals: 1,000 Words

What happens when hospitals buy up doc practices? Well, they're now called ACO's (Accountable Care Organizations), but it appears that the only "accounting" is in the increased cost of that care. FoIB Jeff M tips us that:

"Some routine cardiac tests cost more than twice as much in hospital-owned clinics as they do in independent cardiology offices."

Or to put it another way:

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