Prices For Common Medical Services Vary Substantially Among The Commercially Insured.

@article{Newman2016PricesFC,
  title={Prices For Common Medical Services Vary Substantially Among The Commercially Insured.},
  author={David J. Newman and Stephen T. Parente and Eric Barrette and Kevin F. Kennedy},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={923-7}
}
Using a national multipayer commercial claims database containing allowed amounts, we examined variations in the prices for 242 common medical services in forty-one states and the District of Columbia. Ratios of average state prices to national prices ranged from a low of 0.79 in Florida to a high of 2.64 in Alaska. Two- to threefold variations in prices were identified within some states and Metropolitan Statistical Areas. 

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