Medicare hospital inpatient charges by disease in the U.S. 2017

This statistic describes the average hospital inpatient charges per Medicare case in the United States in 2017, by condition. In that year, hospital inpatients with hypertension were charged 39,613 U.S. dollars per Medicare case. Medicare currently provides coverage for the largest portion of inpatient cases.

Medicare hospital inpatient charges by select condition in 2017 (in U.S. dollars)*

Average charge per case in U.S. dollars
Breast cancer40,579
Diabetes mellitus40,302
Lipid Disorders39,389
Multiple Sclerosis41,408
Prostate cancer40,887
Rheumatoid arthritis40,335
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* Charge data are per-case averages for inpatients with a particular diagnosis of interest. Charges may be for treatment related to other diagnoses. Data reflect the total charges billed by the hospital for the entire episode of care, and may include accommodation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, and other charges not billed by the physician. Data do not necessarily indicate final amounts paid.

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