The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, May 21 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon

Hospitals charging up to 10 times the amount for state-mandated test

In a report by the Springfield New-Leader, it has been found that some hospitals in the southwest Missouri region are charging close to 10 times the amount for a state-mandated blood test on infants.

"The state charges $65 for the blood test which includes processing the blood, delivering it to the state lab, receiving the results and billing for the procedure. The state lab fee is set by state regulation, but hospitals can set what fees they decide are warranted to cover the procedure."

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   info@ire.org   |   Privacy Policy
crossmenuwarning linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram