I am looking for average charge or cost data for the following procedures for outpatient imaging centers. Arthroscopic surgery, cataract, colonoscopy, CT scan, ekg, X-Ray. Ultrasound, mri, pet scan, mammogram, mammography, kidney stone removal, hernia repair, endoscopy, EKG, tonsillectomy and ear tube placement, knee surgery. Is there any database that shows the average costs by facility, city or state levels?

  • When you say "state", are you talking about a particular country of the globe? Mar 27, 2015 at 9:56

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Medicare has a public dataset that may provide the information you are looking for:

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to make our healthcare system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prepared a public data set, the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (Physician and Other Supplier PUF), with information on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals. The Physician and Other Supplier PUF contains information on utilization, payment (allowed amount and Medicare payment), and submitted charges organized by National Provider Identifier (NPI), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code, and place of service. This PUF is based on information from CMS’s National Claims History Standard Analytic Files. The data in the Physician and Other Supplier PUF covers calendar year 2012 and contains 100% final-action physician/supplier Part B non-institutional line items for the Medicare fee-for-service population.


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