Hospital cost shifting, a continuing debate.

  title={Hospital cost shifting, a continuing debate.},
  author={Michael Morrisey},
  journal={EBRI issue brief},
This Issue Brief examines the evidence on hospital cost shifting. It defines cost shifting, explores the incentives facing hospitals and payers, reviews and critiques the new evidence on cost shifting, and discusses the policy concerns that arise from the new learning. Cost shifting has a precise and easily understood meaning. It does not mean that some payers pay different prices than others. Different prices are commonplace throughout the economy. Rather, cost shifting exists when the prices… CONTINUE READING

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