Certificate-of-need regulations in Michigan help to contain health care costs


Via MiBiz

By: Mark Sanchez

“The Economic Alliance conducted the analysis using Medicare and Medicaid data from 2012. The analysis shows that average charges in Michigan for CON-regulated procedures and medical treatments were 12 percent to 17 percent less for the same diagnosis compared to the national average and to rates in non-CON states.

The analysis looked at the costs for joint replacement surgery, cardiac catheterization, MRI scans and major heart procedures, plus charges to treat heart attacks, stroke, COPD and hypertension.”

Read more:  http://mibiz.com/item/22404-con-regs-act-to-control-health-care-costs-in-michigan,-new-analysis-shows

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