Prices can vary wildly for medical procedures

Prices can vary wildly for medical procedures

Consumers are often asked to pay a wide range of network prices for the same service. Some examples:

ATLANTA — MRI of the abdomen, price ranges from $1,190 to $2,543

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Routine mammogram screening, price ranges from $100 to $750

CHICAGO — MRI of the lumbar spine, price ranges from $500 to $2,661

CHICAGO — Nuclear stress test of the heart, price ranges from $1,370 to $7,450

DALLAS — Cardiac catheterization, price ranges from $7,305 to $10,591

INDIANAPOLIS — Cardiac echo, price ranges from $560 to $1,449

NASHVILLE, TENN. — MRI of the hip, $455 to $1,302

NEW YORK — Sick child office visit, price ranges from $45 to $200

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Routine mammogram screening, price ranges from $123 to $441

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MRI of the right knee, price ranges from $400 to $1,504

Source: Healthcare Blue Book


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