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Facility Costs, Not Professional Fees, Account for Widely Varying Prices, According to Change Healthcare's Q1 Healthcare Transparency Index

uarter of 2014, eight services fell into the Matrix's Target quadrant, including four in-patient procedures and four imaging services. To best analyze what was driving the significant variability, the HCTI segmented facility-specific costs, such as room and board, labs and anesthesia, from those related to professional fees.

Here are the price ranges and variability for each procedure, broken down by facility and professional costs.In-Patient ProcedurePrice RangePrice VariabilityKnee replacement – facility


1,687%Knee replacement – professional


127%Hip replacement – facility


1,132%Hip replacement –professional


151%Vaginal delivery – facility


319%Vaginal delivery – professional


39%C-Section – facility


201%C-Section – professional


57%Here are the price ranges and variability for each type of imaging service, broken down by facility and professional costs. Imaging ServicePrice RangePrice VariabilityCT scans – facility


469%CT scans – professional


202%MRI – facility


324%MRI – professional


230%Ultrasounds  – facility


350%Ultrasounds  – professional

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