The U.S. Health Care Price Index Shows a Decrease in Medical Care Price By 8.1 % Since July - medtigo



The U.S. Health Care Price Index Shows a Decrease in Medical Care Price By 8.1 % Since July

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According to the U.S. Health Care Price Index, as reported by Cision PR Newswire, the first national resource to publicly quantify the price of cash-pay medical care in the United States, national average prices for health services continued to fall in October and November 2022.

This follows a five-month pattern of customers being able to pay for doctor’s appointments without getting into debt. From July to November, national primary care telehealth consultations prices fell 8.1%, while COVID screens fell 7.8%.

The average American saved 7.3% on antibiotic refills and 5.6% on medical visits for urinary tract infections. The average cost of a visit for a urinary tract infection (UTI) is $41.80 in July but drops to $39.45 in November.  

Beginning in May 2022, the cost of a mental health consultation in the United States steadily climbed until it peaked in September 2022. From October 2022 to November 2022, the cost of seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist was reduced by 8%, from $49.08 to $44.36. That sudden price drop happened in just over two months.  

The United States Healthcare Cost Index (USHPI) is a collection of average costs for several medical services across the country, including those most often utilized by the general population. The USHPI does more than track monthly market variations and trends; it also compares prices across countries and regions.  

The cash price is what a doctor would charge a patient if no third party, such as an insurance company or government agency, were involved in the payment process. This might happen if the patient lacks health insurance, has a high-deductible plan, or prefers to pay their doctor out of cash.  

The average cash payment for a primary care telehealth appointment with a doctor or nurse practitioner in the United States in November 2015 was $40.82. When it comes to accommodation costs, Texas has the lowest (37.06 USD), and Tennessee has the most (119.08 USD) (53.31 dollars). Primary care physician visits were less expensive in the West, Middle Atlantic, and South than in the Northeast and Midwest.  

The average prescription refill cost for a cash-paying American in October and November 2016 was $40.56.In November, the national average price for a COVID test fell from $43.19 to $41.23. COVID testing was the least costly in the states of North Carolina ($36) and Arizona ($36.50) in November. Minnesota ($54) and Kentucky ($48) contributed the most. U.S

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