Government report shows varying Medicare costs for same procedure

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by Sharon Reed / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM

 (KMOV) – Skyrocketing medical costs are concern to everyone in the country. So why does the same procedure cost two-to-three times more depending on where you have the surgery done?

 A government report released, showed a shocking difference in cost from hospital from hospital.

News 4’s Sharon Reed investigated what local residents paid for a hip replacement at area hospitals and why they may have paid more than others.

 Click the video player to watch her report. 

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