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Monday, May 22nd 2006

The Opacity of Cost

Via Kevin, M.D. we have a look at the true cost of procedures by USA Today, and how difficult it is to discover insurance reimbursement rates for physicians. This is a load of crock. Insurers even differ in what they reimburse for the same procedure to different physicians.

The illegality of disclosing seems like it accomplishes the same thing as collusion amongst the insurance companies. There is nothing open or free about this market.