The total cost of care is the full cost of health care that is paid by both patients and health insurance companies. Using measurement methods endorsed by the National Quality Forum, the total cost of care reports on MNHealthScores.org allow you to compare all participating medical groups and see differences in cost.
Measuring total cost of care in three areas
- $449 average monthly cost overall for a patient (all patients)
- $529 average monthly cost for an adult patient (adults ages 18 to 64)
- $225 average montly cost for a pediatric patient (children ages 1 to 17)
Eighty-three percent of medical groups in Minnesota have an average range of costs. For overall cost, individual medical group results ranged from $298 to $823 per patient per month.