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    Examples of hospital overhead fees

    The following are some recent examples of overhead or “facility’’ fees charged by hospitals for routine doctors’ appointments. The fees listed represent the portion paid by patients and do not include costs covered by insurer.

    Routine 20-minute exam

    Where: Medical building adjacent to Tufts Medical Center, Boston.

    Surgeon’s fee: About $250.

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    Tufts facility fee: About $500.

    Routine physical that included blood work

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    Where: Medical office building in Walpole, 20 miles from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton.

    Internist’s fee: None.

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital outpatient fee: More than $200.

    Standard 15-minute visit with nurse practitioner in dermatology

    Where: Medical office building in Burlington, 1.5 miles from Lahey Clinic.

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    Lahey operating room and facility fee: About $600.

    LIZ KOWALCZYK