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    charges because no one knows what test, exams, procedures were finally done until discharge. They could estimate, but no one knows for sure until the chart/medical record was reviewed.

    No one knows what true pricing should be because no one understands hospital costs except those costs captured via the Institutional Cost Report which is an inexact measure. Hospitals, (maybe a handful do) do not do actual cost accounting.

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