“Do you want numbing gel?” the dental technician asked me as she prepared to plunge into my mouth.
OPINION -- I am on Medicare and was having an elective colonoscopy soon. Always having an interest in the distorted pricing practices of providers, I asked several questions -- How much will you be billing me for this procedure? And, how much will Medicare be paying as full reimbursement?
Prices for many common medical procedures are higher in areas where physicians are concentrated into larger practice groups, according to a new study.