HCCI's claims data was recently used to support investigations by Sarah Kliff into emergency room pricing in San Francisco. From Vox:
"Data from the non-profit Health Care Cost Institute shows that the average price at other San Francisco-area emergency rooms is $2,000 — less than half the city hospital's price.
"A privately insured patient does not seem to be getting a very good deal at San Francisco General," says Niall Brennan, the Health Care Cost Institute's executive director."
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