HCA trauma centers lead Georgia in high ‘activation’ fees

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HCA trauma centers lead Georgia in high ‘activation’ fees

HCA Healthcare’s “activation” fees for trauma care in Georgia are double those at other hospitals in the state, according to a Kaiser Health News report this week.

The company’s Georgia fees of about $15,000 are actually lower than those in most other states where HCA operates trauma hospitals, the KHN analysis found. Those activation fees elsewhere run as high as $50,000 per patient and are sometimes 10 times greater than those at other hospitals, according to publicly posted price lists.

HCA runs Memorial Health in Savannah, as well as hospitals in Dublin, Waycross, Vidalia and Augusta.

Read the full article at The Current