September 30th, 2013

By Bob Herman

The total cost of hospital stays in 2011 totaled about $387 billion, but which inpatient conditions were most expensive?

According to an August statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medicare and Medicaid picked up most of that inpatient hospital tab — 63 percent, or $242.9 billion. Commercial insurers covered 29 percent, or $112.5 billion, while the remaining $17.1 billion went toward uninsured hospitalizations

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