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".

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