CBO reports show private insurers pay physicians, hospitals far more than Medicare

Dive Brief:

  • On the same day that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that said 22 million people would lose health insurance if the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act is approved, CBO released two other reports that have flown mostly under the radar.
  • The other reports compared what private insurance and Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) pay for physician services and also compared what private payers, Medicare FFS and Medicare Advantage plans pay hospitals.

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