September 21, 2014
A new report commissioned by a nurses group says charges by Nevada hospitals ranked among the nation's highest when compared with the cost of the care that was given.
The state ranks sixth in the nation for hospital charges with an
average markup of 276 percent for services, according to a report
released this week by The Institute for Health and Socio-Economic
That translates to a Nevada hospital billing 276-dollars for a
service that costs a hundred dollars.
New Jersey and California had the highest average markups in the
nation at 415 percent and 355 percent.
The study examined the most recent federal cost reports more
than four-thousand hospitals and 30 (m) million patient discharges.
The average markup was 232 percent nationwide.
Of the top 10 hospitals in Nevada for markups, eight are from
Las Vegas. They are: Valley Hospital Medical Center; Summerlin
Hospital Medical Center; Desert Springs Hospital; MountainView
Hospital; Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center; St. Rose Dominican
Hospital, Siena Campus; and St. Rose Dominican Hospital de Lima.
Reno's Washoe Medical Center and the Northern Nevada Medical
Center in Sparks rounded out the Top 10.