Consumer Out-Of-Pocket For Hospital Service Costs Rose 12% During 2018

Article September 17, 2019

Overall consumer out-of-pocket (OOP) for hospital services rose 12% during 2018 across inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department services. Average OOP costs rose from $1,813 in the fourth quarter of 2017 to about $2,030 in the fourth quarter of 2018. The share of consumers with average per-visit OOP costs above $501 rose from 51% in 2017…

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