Wednesday, August 28, 2013
All About IV Administration
The 10,000 Percent Solution. Huge markups on IV bags show how secrecy helps keep health prices high. (The New York Times, 8/26/2013)
Sorry, I can't provide a link today as I'm still unable to access the Times website. (Syrian group cited as New York Times outage continues. CNN, 8/28/2013)
Average manufacturer's price of IV bag: In a range from 44 cents to $1.
In her research, reporter Nina Bernstein found markups on some patients' bills as high as 200%.
Not to mention separate charges for "IV Administration" and/or "IV Therapy".