Money and Medicine According to EBRI, "site-of-treatment price differentials for specialty medications were eliminated, employers and workers would save as much as 36%, depending on the medication." (Photo: Shutterstock)

As health care shifts from physicians' offices to more costly hospital outpatient departments, the cost differential is hitting employers and employees hardest. Compounding this shift is the fact that prices for hospital-based outpatient care are increasing faster than physician prices.

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