Hospitals, not physicians, driving up healthcare costs for privately insured, study shows

(By Kelly Gooch for Becker’s Hospital Review)

Hospital prices are a bigger driver of healthcare spending growth for the privately insured than physician prices, a study published in Health Affairs suggests.

For the study, researchers examined Health Care Cost Institute data that included claims for privately insured people with health plans from Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare.  Continue reading article here…

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