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10/01/2009

Blood Costs and the Market Basket

The Value of Blood. Blood transfusion saves millions of lives in America each year.1 An adequate and safe blood supply allows hospitals to perform many modern medical miracles, such as transplants, aggressive cancer therapies, reconstructive surgery and major trauma resuscitation. Download PDF (.05 MB) >

09/01/2005

Cost, Reimbursement, and Billing

A hot topic in the blood community and with the hospitals they serve has been the dramatic increase in the price of blood, and the realization that Medicare has not increased reimbursement to capture those raises. Figure 1 shows the average price of blood distributed by members of America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and the safety measures associated with price increases. Download PDF (.06 MB) >