Facility fees pressuring physicians to talk costs with patients

15 Dec 2014 2:25 PM | Jennifer Thompson (Administrator)

The growing national scrutiny of facility fees charged by hospitals is placing many physicians in the difficult position of factoring costs into treatment decisions, and prompting a debate on whether physicians have a responsibility to engage patients on the financial side-effects of recommended treatments.

Since October, hospital-owned physician practices in Connecticut that charge facility fees have been legally required to notify patients of the fees in advance, one of the latest developments in the ongoing contentious fee debate as more physicians nationwide opt for employment over independent practice.

Read more here: http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/facility-fees-pressuring-physicians-talk-costs-patients

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