Hospital price comparisons

The information on hospital prices is based on data from five major health insurers and represents about 60 percent of the privately insured people in Massachusetts, and includes both fully-insured and self-insured claims for 2009. The Division of Health Care Finance and Policy said it selected the 14 procedures because they are common, accounting for about 40 percent of private-payer admissions and 32 percent of private-payer spending.