Health care plan sponsors planning to get in the front of costly services this year may want to consider increasing employee communication, particularly if they have high deductible health plans. New data from Change Healthcare shows wide price variability among some common medical procedures. 

The company’s Healthcare Transparency Index finds that “target” areas such as CT scans, MRIs, diabetes screening, mammograms and C-section deliveries have variable costs that range from 182% to 794% higher than the lowest cost procedure.

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