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IN BRIEF/ HEALTH CARE

Overcharges by Tenet Are Cited in Report

February 04, 2003|From Bloomberg News

Tenet Healthcare Corp. charged California state workers about 50% more for care than other hospitals did, a report showed.

The California Public Employees' Retirement System paid an average of $15,213 for Tenet hospital stays last year, compared with the average $10,399 cost of hospitalization at other facilities in the state, according to an audit CalPERS will deliver to the Assembly Health Committee.

The committee will open hearings today into whether Tenet and other hospital chains charged health-maintenance organizations and the state too much for services and drugs.

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