Facility fees for colonoscopy nearly 55% more at hospitals vs. ambulatory surgery centers

Facility fees for three common colonoscopy procedures were approximately 55% higher at hospitals compared with ambulatory surgery centers in the same county and with the same insurer, researchers reported in JAMA Health Forum.
“Variation in facility fees paid for similar health services across different sites of care has received attention,” Yang Wang, PhD, of the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote. “For example, Medicare pays more for services delivered in hospital outpatient departments than

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