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Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are grappling with the rise in high-deductible insurance. (Bloomberg) — Doctors, hospitals and medical labs used to be concerned about patients who didn’t have insurance not paying their bills. Now they’re scrambling to get paid by the ones who do have...

Pricing variations for medical services are a key factor to the skyrocketing cost of healthcare. Take the case of a national insurance carrier where a provider billed $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically cost $74. These provider billing practices occur daily for virtually all medical...