Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids Saves Patients, Payers Nearly $70M Since Opening
Arthur W. Devine, Jr., MD, an urologist with the Physicians Clinic of Iowa, recently wrote a letter to the editor published in The Gazette, which focuses on the cost savings the Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids (Iowa) has generated for its community since opening.
The surgery center is a hospital-physician partnership that has been open for 10 years. According to Dr. Devine, the surgery center provides patients with 30 to 40 percent savings in out-of-pocket expenses, compared to hospitals.
Since the center's opening, the savings have totaled $14 million for patients and $55 million for patients' insurers.
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