# Claims = 440
Average Gross Billed Charges as a % of Medicare = 600%
Average PPO Allowed as a % of Medicare = 487%
Total Allowed PPO Charges on 440 claims = $10.6 million
Total Allowed @ 135% of Medicare = $2.9 million
If plan sponsors had this information they would realize they are over paying for health care through secretive managed care contracts they are not allowed to see or examine.