By Paige Minemyer @ Fierce Healthcare 

The Maryland Health Care Commission has launched a new online pricing tool that allows state residents to compare the costs of several common procedures. 

The "Wear the Cost" initiative provides prices from hospitals in the state for hip replacements, knee replacements, hysterectomies and vaginal births. The calculations are based on commercial insurer data from 2014 and 2015. Development support on the project was provided by the Altarum Institute. 

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