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Dentist Charges and Dental Visit Costs

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Dental Use, Expenses and Coverage (pdf)

Average cost for people who had a general dentist visit in 2008 (most recent available) was $494; median was $214. Those with a visit to the orthodontist averaged $2363; median cost was $810. Overall, 41% percent of people had a dental visit during the year, however those with private insurance were two to three times more likely to have a dental visit compared to those without dental insurance. 2008 MEPS data (Table 3 and 3.1), Mar. 2011

South Carolina - Average Medicaid Payments for Health Care Services - 2007

SC Department of Health & Human Services shows how much the state paid for Medicaid costs, by type of service. Average amount paid per visit (July 2006 to June 2007) is shown statewide for Inpatient Hospital Services ($7500), Clinics ($1168), Nursing Home Facilities ($25,403), Pharmacy, Physicians, Dentists ($266), DME and more. Consumers can also compare what each provider was paid, by clicking on SELECT, although services may differ among Medicaid patients. Full charges (prices) are NOT shown. Medicaid Transparency Reporting project has very slow response time; 2007 latest available as of March 2011

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Washington Hospital ER Prices and Use (2008-2009)

Find the average charge for a hospital ER visit in Washington (Jan. 2008 to June 2009), by patient age group, or diagnosis. An upper respiratory infection averaged $799, chest pain $4802, headache $2485. Fifty types of emergency visits. Self-pay and uninsured visits shown; average price for a dental disorder ER visit was $489. From the WA state hospital association Oct. 2010

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