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Spartanburg Regional Reveals Some Hospital Prices

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Another hospital responds to a request for price information. Another hospital responds to a request for price information.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - In late September 7 On Your Side asked 4 Upstate hospitals to report prices on 4 common items.

Two days after asking the prices of : a room, a chest x-ray, an aspirin, and a bottle of IV saline solution only two hospitals were able to provide the information.  St. Francis responded within hours.  Greenville Health System responded with the information the next day.

AnMed in Anderson initially refused to reveal the prices but sent them the following Monday.

Now, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Spartanburg Regional provided the following information.

Eric Lawson, a public information official at the hospital wrote :

"Hi Gordon…Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is happy to respond to WSPA’s Freedom of Information Act request regarding the station’s story about hospital charges for uninsured patients.

While the rates you requested are below, it is important to keep in mind that further discounts may be offered based on the income level of the patient.

Like all hospitals, SRHS negotiates its costs with different providers, and a number of variables need to be factored into any actual out-of-pocket expenses on behalf of the patient.

SRHS is very proud of the fact that it ranks at the lower end (30-35 percentile) of area hospital pricing benchmarks.

Our uninsured rates for the items you requested are as follows:

Private room rate  

$884.00

Chest X-Ray
$152.75      

Aspirin
$1.30

Saline Solution
$65.00        "


To read the prices at the other three hospitals and 7 On Your Sides previous reporting on prices,
click here.

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