Health Care Tag

(Becker's Hospital Review) - Overall health care prices in Anchorage, Alaska and San Jose, Calif., are 65 percent above the national average, according to the Health Care Cost Institute. HCCI's Healthy Market Index considered more than 1.78 billion commercial claims and compared the average price paid...

Pricing variations for medical services are a key factor to the skyrocketing cost of healthcare. Take the case of a national insurance carrier where a provider billed $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically cost $74. These provider billing practices occur daily for virtually all medical...