It is time to shine the light on hospital costs. Medical care pricing is hidden in a shroud of secrecy (even though info is out there you may need a MD and CPA to understand it). Many people don’t really care what a medical procedure costs because “my insurance will pay it.” Remember that employers and individuals pay for insurance. The more health insurance premium’s increase the less likely it is that an employer will hire that next employee.
If you’d like to know the cost of some medical procedures at a local hospital check out Wisconsin’s PricePoint website. You can search by inpatient and outpatient services. Don’t be afraid to shop around. Not all hospitals offer the same quality and price. (As someone who has handled medical malpractice cases I can personally vouch for the quality comment).
This inforamation is great for consumers and invaluable for personal injury attorneys. At-fault insurance companies are always looking to pay as little as possible for what the law says is their responsibility. This information helps personal injury attorneys fight for their clients in proving what a reasonable medical expense actually is.
For more information about the cost of medical care in Wisconsin check out Sunday’s Business section in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.