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Price of hip surgery varies from $17,000 to $46,000 in L.A.
Price of hip surgery varies from $17,000 to $46,000 in L.A.

Hospital prices for routine knee and hip replacement surgeries vary by tens of thousands of dollars in cities across California and nationwide, a new insurance industry report shows. The Los Angeles and Long Beach market, for instance, had one of the biggest price variations in the country for a hip replacement. The hospital charges ranged from $17,260 to $46,448, according to claims data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Assn. The insurance group, which includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in California and elsewhere in the U.S., analyzed healthcare providers' prices in 64 markets across the U.S. Those insurers provide coverage for more than 100 million Americans. These data...

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