Medical Schools Teach Students To Talk With Patients About Care Costs

Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school's free clinic.i

Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school’s free clinic.

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Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school's free clinic.

Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school’s free clinic.

Rebecca Plevin/KPCC

Time for a pop quiz: When it comes to health care, what’s the difference between cost, charge and payment?

“Does anyone want to take a stab at it?” Sara-Megumi Naylor asks a group of first-year residents at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Naylor answers her own question with a car metaphor. “Producing the car might be $10,000, but the price on the window might be $20,000, and then you might end up giving them [a

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/10/438496145/medical-schools-teach-students-to-talk-with-patients-about-care-costs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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