Engagement platform vendor Change Healthcare's latest quarterly Healthcare Transparency Index (HCTI) reveals that the widest variation in costs for selected inpatient procedures and imaging services is found among the facilities where the procedure or service is performed-- not among the professionals who performed them.

"We often hear that doctors' fees are to blame for escalating healthcare costs," said Doug Ghertner, president and CEO of the Nashville-based company. "In truth, it's the facilities that exhibit the most significant variance in costs--often varying by hundreds or even thousands of percentage points."

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