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NH Hospitals' Charges for Medical Procedures Vary Widely

Posted by Holly Haines on May 09, 2013

According to a report published this Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a government agency, the costs billed to Medicare and Medicaid by New Hampshire hospitals vary greatly.  The reason for such cost discrepancies is not known although many experts believe a lack of transparency in hospital pricing and cost disclosure may be a factor.  Here are some of the figures the Nashua Telegraph has gleaned from the report (MCC”, means “major complications and co-morbid conditions):

MAJOR JOINT REPLACEMENT OR REATTACHMENT OF LOWER EXTREMITY w/o MCC

Parkland $69,388

St. Joe $57,513

SNHMC $44,461

Cheshire $31,677

 

ESOPHAGITIS, GASTROENT & MISC DIGEST DISORDERS w/ MCC

CMC $32,007

St. Joe $20,554

SNHMC $16,853

Frisbie $16,428

 

SEPTICEMIA OR SEVERE SEPSIS w/o MV 96+ HOURS w/ MCC

CMC $50,740

St. Joe $24,335

SNHMC $24,012

 

SIMPLE PNEUMONIA & PLEURISY w/ MCC

Lakes Region $39,258

St. Joe $25,648

SNHMC $21,366

Elliot $19,904

 

HEART FAILURE & SHOCK w/ MCC

Portsmouth $45,512

St. Joe $22,972

SNHMC $19,767

Elliot $18,211

 

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE w/ MCC

Lakes $30,610

SJ $18,884

SNHMC $17,446

Cheshire $15,912

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.gov)

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