How do inpatient facility prices compare across the country? 62 statistics

Inpatient facility prices vary across the country. Prices in cities like El Paso, Texas, and Orlando, Fla., are well above the national average while prices Knoxville, Tenn., and Appleton, Wis., are far below.

The Health Care Cost Index issued the "Healthy Marketplace Index: Medical Services Category Price Index" report for 2017 in April, covering the average inpatient, outpatient and physician services prices for the U.S. Census Bureau's 62 Core-Based Statistical Areas. The inpatient facility prices cover all services provided to patients after admission to acute care hospitals with at least one night stay.

The report details the inpatient price index for each CBSA based on how it compared to the national average. Here is the percentage above or below the national average each CBSA's inpatient price index fell:

Below the national average
1. Knoxville, Tenn.: -37.5 percent
2. Appleton, Wis.: -31.82 percent
3. Tucson, Ariz.: -31.82 percent
4. Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.: -28.98 percent
5. Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.: -28.03 percent
6. St. Louis, Mo.-Ill.: -26.14 percent
7. Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa: -25.19 percent
8. New Orleans-Metairie, La.: -20.45 percent
9. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md.: -24.24 percent
10. Tulsa, Okla.: -24.24 percent
11. Lexington-Fayette, Ky.: -23.3 percent
12. Corpus Christi, Texas: -19.51 percent
13. Peoria, Ill.: -19.51 percent
14. Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.: -16.67 percent
15. Sheboygan, Wis.: -15.72 percent
16. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas: -14.77
17. Greensboro-High Point, N.C.: -13.83 percent
18. Atlanta-Sandy Springs, Roswell, Ga.: -12.88 percent
19. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas: -12.88 percent
20. Augusta-Richmond County, Ga.-S.C.: -11.93 percent
21. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.: -10.98 percent
22. Baton Rouge, La.: -10.04 percent
23. Oklahoma City, Okla.: -10.04 percent
24. Boulder, Colo.: -9.85 percent
25. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas: -8.14 percent
26. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.: -8.14 percent
27. Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.- Iowa: -8.14 percent
28. Columbus, Ohio: -7.20 percent
29. Green Bay, Wis.: -7.20 percent
30. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.: -7.20 percent
32. Cincinnati, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.: -6.25 percent
33. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.: -5.3 percent
34. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.: -3.41 percent
35. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.: -2.46 percent
36. Providence-Warwick, R.I.-Mass.: -1.52 percent
37. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.: -0.57 percent
38. Racine, Wis.: -0.57 percent
39. Austin-Round Rock, Texas: -0.02 percent

Above the national average
40. Colorado Springs, Colo.: 0.38 percent
41. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Fla.: 1.52 percent
42. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.: 2.27 percent
43. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.: 2.27 percent
44. Trenton, N.J.: 2.27 percent
45. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.: 3.22 percent
46. Jacksonville, Fla.: 3.22 percent
47. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo.: 7.01 percent
48. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.: 7.01 percent
49. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn.: 8.9 percent
50. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.-S.C.: 9.85 percent
51. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas: 10.80 percent
52. New Haven-Milford, Conn.: 10.80 percent
53. Norwich-New London, Conn.: 11.74 percent
54. Portland-South Portland, Maine: 12.69 percent
55. Charlottesville, Va.: 17.42 percent
56. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.: 17.42 percent
57. Dayton, Ohio: 19.32 percent
58. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.: 19.32 percent
59. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.: 20.27 percent
60. New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.: 24.05 percent
61. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.: 24.05 percent
62. El Paso, Texas: 28.79 percent

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