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Patients at Ohio hospitals can get $100 to reveal hospital bills

Akron Beacon Journal, April 17, 2008
Alliance (OH) Community Hospital has announced that it will offer patients from the Ohio-based facilities Mercy Medical Center, Robinson Memorial Hospital or Salem Community Hospital $100 or more to hand over their bills and corresponding "explanation of benefits." Alliance representatives said the offer is part of the hospital's attempt to provide consumers with more information about the true cost of medical services. The hospital will eventually share the information on a new Web site.