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Spinal fusion price in 30 largest US cities Featured

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:25
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Of the 30 largest cities in the U.S., San Jose, Calif., is the most expensive place to receive cervical spine surgery, according to Healthcare Blue Book.

The price for cervical spinal fusion includes the hospitalization, physician services and anesthesia fees, according to Healthcare Blue Book. The price is calculated based on the amount health plans have paid on claims.

 

Here are the prices for the 30 largest cities in the U.S., based on population from the 2010 U.S. Census.

 

1. San Jose, Calif.: $36,522
2. San Francisco: $36,201
3. New York City: $30,728
4. Los Angeles: $29,880
5. San Diego: $29,570
6. Las Vegas: $28,315
7. Portland, Ore.: $28,296
8. Seattle: $27,752
9. Philadelphia: $27,522
10. Chicago: $26,927
11. Phoenix: $26,882
12. Boston: $26,548
13: Washington, D.C.: $26,532
14. Denver: $25,989
15. Indianapolis: $25,379
16. Baltimore: $25,343
17. Dallas: $25,334
18. Houston: $25,279
19. Milwaukee: $25,137
20. Columbus, Ohio: $24,949
21. Austin, Texas: $24,938
22. Detroit: $24,769
23. Fort Worth, Texas: $24,657
24. Jacksonville, Fla.: $24,639
25. Nashville, Tenn.: $24,175
26. Charlotte, N.C.: $24,123
27. Louisville, Ky.: $23,909
28. Memphis, Tenn.: $23,542
29. El Paso, Texas: $22,783
30. San Antonio: $21,810

 

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