How Mount Alvernia keeps its patients' bills low

A single room at Mount Alvernia Hospital. PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL
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SINGAPORE - Mount Alvernia Hospital has consistently been praised by insurers for charging the lowest among all private hospitals here because it does not see itself as a profit centre.

While such a statement may raise the eyebrows of sceptics, the data on hospital bills from the Ministry of Health will show that this is the case: Its bills are usually 30 per cent to 50 per cent lower than the highest bill of other private hospitals for patients with similar illnesses.

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