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La Crosse area hospitals among those charging Medicare the least

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Hospitals in the La Crosse area charged the nation's fourth-lowest prices to Medicare patients and their government program in 2006.

That's according to a study by Dartmouth College.

It found that Medicare spending in the La Crosse region totaled $5,800 per person, over $350-dollars than the next lowest charge in Appleton.

In fact, all Wisconsin markets were below the national average, including the state's highest.

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