September 20th, 2011

As health costs rise, Sanford spends

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Sanford Health executives defended a new $360 million hospital during a public forum Monday night sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota…Paul von Ebers, president and chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, said many medical centers around the state face the dilemma of dealing with aging facilities. If the medical providers build wisely, it could actually save money if it means more medical services can be provided in North Dakota. Now, a fifth of medical claims are for services provided in Minnesota, in either the Twin Cities or the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, von Ebers said. Health care provided in North Dakota costs less than health care in those medical markets.

INFORUM, Patrick Springer, 9/20/11

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