Chargemasters: Why Hospital Bills Are so High (or How to Charge $19 for an Aspirin and Get Away With It)

Laura Sesana

Laura Sesana is a writer and DC, Maryland attorney. She is the author of Colombia: Natural Parks, and has also written several articles on literary criticism. She has written columns for Communities @ The Washington Times and Communities Digital News. She writes about food, health, nutrition, women’s legal issues, and the environment. In addition to writing for the Arbiter, Laura also works as an attorney and legal content writer.

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  1. April 8, 2014

    […] listed on hospital chargematers, not what it actually costs hospitals to provide these services. A hospital chargemaster is a hospital’s official price list for every supply, procedure and drug it provides patients. […]

  2. January 13, 2016

    […] correctly? Can you review an itemized statement from the hospital to make sure you weren’t charged $19 for an aspirin? Do you know when a test at your doctor’s office is necessary and when it is being ordered […]