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"An 800% Markup for Blood Work? It’s Time to Standardize Medical Test Prices"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Jack Needleman, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, about the possibility of standardizing the cost of common medical tests to streamline healthcare management costs

Friday, April 16, 2021

Universal, affordable coverage through a “Medicare for all” program remains a distant prospect for the U.S. healthcare system. But that doesn’t mean we can’t address some of the crazier aspects of medical pricing.

One place to start: diagnostic tests.

Cheryl Becker Leff, 59, related her experience involving breast cancer and recent tests performed at Cedars-Sinai.