‘Chaos, behind a veil of secrecy’: Show me the cash flow

e-Patient Dave deBronkart is a patient advocate and author of the new book “Let Patients Help.” He has been a firm advocate of transparency in billing, and he recently posted this on his blog, epatientdave.com. We are cross-posting with his permission. * * * * * * * By e-Patient Dave deBronkart Latest in my series Let patients […]

How much does a blood test cost? It could be $6, or $167

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

SUMMARY: Blood tests can cost a little or a lot–we’ve heard as low as $6 and as high as $167 for a simple complete blood count (CBC) test. The sticker price may be shockingly high — and the cash price can be surprisingly low. Hospitals tend to be more expensive than other providers. No matter […]