Cost for GI procedures much higher at hospitals

The CMS said the average amount they pay for a colonoscopy at an ambulatory surgery center is $488, compared with $936 at a hospital outpatient center.  This payment does not include the patient’s responsibilities, deductibles, copayments, and cost of uncovered services. Still, it underscores important differences in costs, overhead, net charges, and payments on your behalf.

See the review of this data for colonoscopy, and many other outpatient services, at Becker’s Online here.

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