The mystery regarding America’s high healthcare prices is increasingly becoming public knowledge. It’s not just the CMS releasing hospital outpatient data; it’s organizations like Fair Health and a database that has information on 16 billion billed medical and dental services. Forget the snake—this is the year of transparency.

Secret societies. Price-fixing. A nation’s healthcare system hanging in the balance.

There is a lot to love about a recent feature in Washington Monthly from Haley Sweetland Edwards about how practitioners are reimbursed by Medicare for medical procedures. From top to bottom, Edwards writes a compelling tale, and I couldn’t put the article down.

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