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Dentist Charges and Dental Visit Costs

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Dental Use, Expenses and Coverage

Average cost for people who had a general dentist visit in 2015 was $696 ($307 out of pocket); median in 2014 was $271. Median cost for those visiting an orthodontist was $1096 in 2014. Average number of visits was 2.2 for those who went to a dentist. Overall, 43% percent of people had a dental visit during the year, however only 26% of those without dental insurance had a dental visit. See also tables 3 and 3.1. 2015 and 2014 MEPS data, November 2017

South Carolina - Average Medicaid Payments for Health Care Services - 2012

SC Department of Health & Human Services shows how much the state paid for Medicaid costs, by type of service. It appears that the average amount paid per visit was about $38 (physician) and $88 (clinic); and $5256 for a hospital inpatient stay. Consumers can also compare what each provider was paid by downloading the full datasheet (Excel file). Full charges (prices) are NOT shown. Medicaid Transparency Reporting project, FY 2012 data

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