Minneapolis, MN (MNN) - A new report says the total cost of medical care in Minnesota increased 3-percent last year for patients with commercial health insurance coverage.

The average price of common tests and procedures rose 6-percent. The MN Community Measurement report looked at health insurance claims filed on behalf of over 1.5 million commercially-insured patients enrolled with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica and PreferredOne. It put the total monthly per-patient cost of the medical care at just under $450 dollars.

MN Community Measurement is a nonprofit group that works to improve health by publicly reporting health care information.

(Minnesota News Network)