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Hospitals add big markups over Medicare prices for outpatient drugs
2/18/2019

An analysis of chargemasters at 34 hospital systems showed that average prices for commonly used outpatient drugs were three to seven times higher than average sales prices charged by Medicare. Academic hospitals had the greatest markups for both generic and branded medications, while generic drugs had higher markups than brand-name medicines overall, according to the study from AllianceBernstein.

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