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A Radical Approach to Huge Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price
Kaiser Health NewsLink to more items from this source
May 13, 2015

"A small benefits consulting firm called ELAP Services is causing commotion by suggesting an alternative: Refuse to pay. When hospitals send invoices with charges that seem to bear no relationship to their costs, the Pennsylvania firm tells its clients (generally medium-sized employers) to just say no. Instead, employers pay hospitals a much lower amount for their services -- based on ELAP's analysis of what is reasonable after analyzing the hospitals' own financial filings.... Hospitals are unhappy but have failed to make headway against it in court."

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