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Huge health care price differences even within same area, by state

Posted by Steve Schram on April 28, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Originally published on April 27, 2016 on USA Today by Jayne O'Donnell.

Huge variations exist in the prices of some of the most common medical procedures across state lines, by according to a report major insurers released Wednesday, but some experts say the data is of little use to consumers who rarely know what they owe until the bills arrive.

The insurer-funded Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) won’t disclose which hospitals or doctors are the high-price culprits and instead are releasing how much states' average prices differ from national average.

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