Blue Cross finds angioplasty payments vary widely by market

Did you know that the median amount that a Blue Cross insurer paid for an angioplasty in Los Angeles was between $10,749 and $67,937, a 532% difference and the most extreme variation in the report? In Chicago, Blue Cross reimbursed providers between $15,951 and $49,604 for the same types of angioplasties, a 211% difference. There were 39 metropolitan areas in which angioplasty payments varied by at least 100%. Read More