CMS releases cost data for 30 hospital outpatient procedures

06/4/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

CMS published average prices for 30 hospital outpatient procedures such as endoscopies, clinic visits and echocardiograms. Prices varied widely from hospital to hospital, even within the same region. CMS also released data on the prevalence of certain chronic conditions among Medicare enrollees as well as data on Medicare spending and utilization within counties, states and hospital-referral regions.

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