Saturday, August 30th, 2014

New Bill Aims To Cut Hospital Expenses For Patients

Medical-Bills-Hospital-expensesArizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring hospitals and doctors to post the prices of their most common procedures and changing the way the state's Medicaid program determines what to pay hospitals. 

The bill Brewer signed Wednesday will allow the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to pay hospitals by diagnosis rather than how long the patient stays in the hospital.  

The idea is to promote efficient patient care and cut expenses.

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