Medical bill over charges, recent NY Times story examines root causes of excessive medical billing

In a recent New York Times article, it was pointed out that recent surveys and analysis of hospital date indicates that there are huge cost and billing differences between hospitals on what are essentially the same services. What accounts for these often times 400% differences in medical billing for services and what is the impact for trial lawyers looking to resolve medical liens and payments for their claimants? 

Arthur Chapman is one of the principals of Cost Containment Express, a Memphis, TN based firm that specializes in individual medical bill negotiation with hospitals, medical providers and others who bill on casualty injury claims. His firm, which works in lien resolution for lawyers, is unique in it's individual approach on each case and claim. He joins Scott Drake of http://www.legalbroadcastnetwork.com to look at the findings of the NY Times article, what lawyers and others can learn from these statistics and how consumers, lawyers and others can be better prepared for negotiations on medical bill payment issues.