Peeling Back the Layers

  Peeling back the layers - The Real Cost of Healthcare   For decades the hospital industry has had free reign on pricing, marking up the cost of care to obscene levels.  All of us have seen bills where an aspirin costs $25 or an oral cleansing device (also known as a toothbrush) costs $45.  The industry has done little to hide these crazy prices.  They are also quick to point out how truly altruistic they are by offering a 20% discount off of billed charges. Having served as a hospital CFO for Columbia HCA, I was intimately familiar with [...]