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Q  Where can I find information on pricing?
A While private insurance companies do not typically release comprehensive price information because it would undermine their ability to compete for business, there are several ways for consumers to educate themselves.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare releases annual payment information for inpatient and outpatient procedures.
(More information here.)

All-Payer Claims Database
Some states adopt an APCD, which is a large-scale database that collects medical claims, pharmacy claims, dental claims, and eligibility and provider files from private and public payers.

FAIR Health Medical Cost Look Up
Though it does not provide price information, this consumer-oriented tool provides information on out-of-pocket costs to consumers. (More information here.)

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