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Average Emergency Department Visit Cost Rose 176% In 10 Years For Employer-Sponsored Plans

News | August 12, 2019

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The average cost of an emergency department visit rose by 176% between 2008 and 2017, from $503 to $1,389. During this period, overall annual emergency department utilization did not change. The average out-of-pocket cost to consumers rose from $70 in 2008 to $239 in 2017, and as a share of the overall cost rose from…

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