Analysis Details Most and Least
Expensive Cities for Common Medical Services

Pricing for the Same Medical Services is All Over the Map (Literally)

This interactive map analysis displays variations in price for four common medical services across and within major U.S. cities.
The services examined were: lipid panel, preventive primary care visit, head/brain CT scan, and lower back MRI.

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Lipid panel
Preventive primary care visit
Head/brain CT scan
Lower back MRI







Source: Castlight Health. The primary source of data used for this analysis is medical claims data. Castlight augments this data with
other data including: publicly available data, provider information, and actual provider rate sheets that list the negotiated price between
a provider and an insurer. Castlight then applies proprietary algorithms to obtain the provider prices used for this analysis.
Prices are defined as the employee cost-sharing plus the amount paid by the employer.

Note: Displayed prices are representative of in-network providers.