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The Real Impact of Irrational Hospital Pricing

Sunday - 5/12/2013, 11:33pm  ET

In the following video segment, health-care analyst David Williamson discusses the biggest news of the week: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released hospital pricing data for the first time, and public outrage ensued. While the prices seem completely disconnected from reality on the surface, including an identical procedure that costs more than 10 times as much in the same metro area, this video explains why it isn't a huge threat to hospitals at the high end of the pricing spectrum.

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