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Hospitals Are Adding Billions in ‘Facility’ Fees for Routine Care

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2024
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Tim Ebel’s visit with an ear, nose and throat specialist at an Ohio clinic last October came to $348. At the same time, he got a second bill for $645. 

The hospital system that owns the Avon, Ohio, clinic had charged him separately for use of the office where he met his physician. It is what is known as a facility fee, which included overhead for the system’s hospitals though Ebel hadn’t set foot in one. 

His wife, Kelly Ebel, tried to get the system, University Hospitals, to waive or mark...

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