In this brief, we explain the basics of "facility fees," which have been gaining attention at the state and federal levels. We discuss what a facility fee is, why patients might receive a bill for a facility fee for non-hospital services, why there is controversy around these bills, and what policymakers are doing to address them. Download and read the brief below.
As described in the brief, HCCI data show that prices are meaningfully higher for the same services when they have a facility charge and a professional charge (i.e., for the physician's service) compared to when there is only a professional bill.
Curious about how much higher prices are when there is a facility bill in a given state? See the map below and use the interactive tool to compare prices for two common services, a physician visit and an ultrasound, with and without a facility bill. Full data are available in the downloadable data below.
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