Thursday, May 09, 2013
The National Medicare Map
The New York Times has published an interesting Medicare Map that shows how much different hospitals charge Medicare throughout the country for the same treatment.
The map compares the charges made at 3,300 hospitals nationwide for the 100 most commonly performed treatments and procedures. The colored markers on the map show whether individual hospitals charged less than the average (blue markers), 1 to 2 times the average (yellow) or twice the national average (red).
Users can click on individual hospitals to view how much they charged Medicare in five common types of case and across a range of other types of medical case.