HCA trauma activation fees far exceed rivals, KHN finds

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HCA trauma activation fees far exceed rivals, KHN finds

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare’s average activation fees at its trauma centers can be up to 10 times higher than those at non-HCA hospitals, according to Kaiser Health News.

Trauma centers have become part of HCA Healthcare’s growth strategy, corporate officials have said, according to a June 14 KHN report. The hospital operator has trauma centers in more than half of its 179 hospitals.

Publicly posted price lists show HCA Healthcare’s trauma activation fees can be up to $50,000 per patient. In California, for example, the average trauma activation fee for HCA is $38,804, compared to an average non-HCA charge of $18,253, according to 2020 data cited by KHN.

Read the full article at Becker’s Hospital CFO Review