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CT hospitals collect $1.2B in outpatient facility fees over three years

Connecticut hospitals and health networks have received an estimated $1.2 billion in outpatient facility fees from 2015 through 2017, according to data announced on Tuesday. These fees are collected for a wide-range of services, including oncology, eye surgery, psychotherapy and primary care, provided at off-site facilities run by hospitals and health networks. Continue Reading →

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CT hospitals’ group recommends notifying patients on facility fees, costs

As state officials push for legislation, the Connecticut Hospital Association has recommended that its members provide patients with specific information about “facility fees” they could incur if they get care at hospital-owned medical offices. Continue Reading →

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As hospitals buy medical practices, patients face thousands of dollars in new charges

At first, the $4,000 medical bill didn’t worry Susan Ferro. She was certain it was a mistake. Two years ago, when she’d gone to the same radiology office for the same procedure — a needle aspiration biopsy of a lump in her breast — Ferro’s insurance paid. But when Ferro called the doctor’s office, she learned it wasn’t a mistake. Since her 2010 biopsy, the radiology practice had been bought by Norwalk Hospital. Continue Reading →

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