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Average hospital cost varies by 91% in Austin, Texas

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Olivia Marcus
By Olivia Marcus on October 18, 2017

Olivia creates content at Amino, where she tells stories about saving money on healthcare. Connect with Olivia Marcus on LinkedIn

Even within the same city, hospitals can charge wildly different prices for similar care. We used Amino's Facility Cost Ratings™ — dollar signs that help employees identify cost-effective hospitals — to find the five most and least expensive hospitals in the Austin area. Below is a peek into our data.

The most expensive hospitals

These five hospitals have the highest Facility Cost Rating™ in Austin, averaged across all insurers.

Hospital

Facility Cost Rating™

Safety Grade

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Round Rock  large_2.png A
Seton Medical Center Williamson  large_2.png A
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Lakeway  large_2.png C
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center  large_2.png C
Seton Northwest Hospital  large_2.png A

 

The least expensive hospitals

These five hospitals have lowest Facility Cost Rating™ in Austin, averaged across all insurers.

Hospital

Facility Cost Rating™

Safety Grade

St David's Medical Center  large_2.png A
St David's Round Rock Medical Center  large_2.png A
St David's South Austin Medical Center  large_2.png A
University Medical Center at Brackenridge  large_2.png B
Central Texas Medical Center  large_2.png C

 

How we rate hospitals by cost

Amino’s Facility Cost Ratings™ are an easy to understand, symbolic system of dollar signs ranging from one dollar sign denoting “inexpensive” to four dollar signs denoting “expensive.”Facility Cost Ratings™ appear on the profiles of all facilities (hospitals, imaging centers, and urgent care centers) in our Amino's healthcare transparency product.

The Facility Cost Ratings™ you see in this post are averaged across all insurers. On Amino, employees see Facility Cost Ratings™ specific to their network and plan.

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