W.Va. authority approves rate increases for 5 hospitals

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five hospitals have received state approval to raise their rates.

The rate increases approved by the West Virginia Health Care Authority apply to nongovernmental patients paying with private insurance or out-out-pocket.

The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1zq7LxJ ) reports that Logan Regional Medical Center's average rate will increase from $21,512 to $22,587.

Williamson Memorial Hospital's average rate will rise from $11,759 to $12,229.

The average rate at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center will increase from $13,486 to $14,320.

United Hospital Center received permission to increase its average rate from $21,133 to $21,916.

Raleigh General Hospital's average rate will increase from $23,333 to $24,476.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

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