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    Inpatient spinal fusion costs in all 50 states

    Alan Condon -  

    Alaska is the most expensive state to undergo spinal fusion surgery and Iowa is the least expensive, according to Sidecar Health's care calculator, which outlines the average cash price for every procedure, test and drug in the U.S. healthcare system. 

    Sidecar Health is a startup that aims to disrupt the health insurance industry, according to its website. The company updates its database using local market data, government fee schedules, provider information and anonymized Sidecar Health transactions. 

    Editor's note: Estimated costs are based on cash prices that providers historically charged on average for spinal fusion and vary depending on where the service is done. Prices do not include anesthesia, imaging, and other physician fees that typically accompany spinal fusion.

    Here is the average cash price for inpatient spinal fusion in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.:

    Alabama: $39,438

    Alaska $53,366

    Arizona: $44,631

    Arkansas: $39,096

    California: $48,979

    Colorado: $43,111

    Connecticut: $47,172

    Delaware: $45,838

    Florida: $43,305

    Georgia: $40,590

    Hawaii: $41,055

    Idaho: $39,889

    Illinois: $45,273

    Indiana: $41,300

    Iowa: $37,538

    Kansas: $38,872

    Kentucky: $39,775

    Louisiana: $44,137

    Maine: $39,873

    Maryland: $46,944

    Massachusetts: $48,376

    Michigan: $44,559

    Minnesota: $50,153

    Mississippi: $40,113

    Missouri: $39,640

    Montana: $41,245

    Nebraska: $40,307

    Nevada: $42,583

    New Hampshire: $42,714

    New Jersey: $51,745

    New Mexico: $39,319

    New York: $48,688

    North Carolina: $39,079

    North Dakota: $43,423

    Ohio: $40,633

    Oklahoma: $43,482

    Oregon: $44,352

    Pennsylvania: $45,771

    Rhode Island: $48,789

    South Carolina: $41,642

    South Dakota: $38,800

    Tennessee: $39,134

    Texas: $42,292

    Utah: $44,073

    Vermont: $43,267

    Virginia: $42,089

    Washington: $46,949

    Washington, D.C.: $45,437

    West Virginia: $42,119

    Wisconsin: $44,458

    Wyoming: $43,280

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