When it comes to surgery, businesses increasingly want workers to shop around
Published on November 20, 2012 at 4:03 AM
Los Angeles Times: Companies Go Surgery Shopping
It's all part of a growing movement by employers fed up with wildly different price tags for routine operations. In response, businesses are showering workers with generous incentives -; including waiving deductibles or handing out $2,500 bonuses -; to steer them to these top-performing providers offering bargain prices (Terhune, 11/17).
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