As more studies continue to emerge regarding the sometimes significant pricing disparities between hospitals for ostensibly similar treatments, hospitals should prepare for additional federal (e.g., DOJ and FTC antitrust divisions, FTC and CFPB consumer protection) and state (e.g., Attorneys General Consumer Protection Divisions) scrutiny into their pricing practices and market power.
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Hospital Pricing Transparency Likely to Lead to Only More Scrutiny
"Some hospitals charge up to 10 times as much as others for standard medical scans, according to the latest analysis of previously secret market rates." “I guess most of it would be summarized in two words: market power”