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Hospital, outpatient prices for privately insured vary widely
Modern Healthcare

A new analysis of prices private insurers pay for healthcare services may fuel the already mounting consumer demand for transparency from payers and providers. Prices for hospital care and outpatient services were hugely different across more than three dozen U.S. markets, even between markets in the same state, according to a report from the Health Care Cost Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization that has a database of medical claims for tens of millions of working-age adults from Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Humana.