Isolating cancer data can be challenging due to the wide variety of locations cancer can appear and the many different forms cancer can take. This list highlights which hospitals reported the highest volume of cancer-related claims.

15 highest cancer diagnosis claims volumes in 2019

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RankHospitalDefinitive IDICD-10 CodeICD-10 DescriptionTotal ChargesNumber of ClaimsExplore This Dataset
1Tampa General Hospital (FL)809C73Malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland$104,349,886836Explore This Profile
2University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)4017C7951Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone$68,715,780622Explore This Profile
3University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)4017C786Secondary malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum$33,284,508571Explore This Profile
4Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY)2846C786Secondary malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum$32,460,425477Explore This Profile
5Northwestern Memorial Hospital (IL)1135C61Malignant neoplasm of prostate$37,174,394444Explore This Profile
6University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)4017C7931Secondary malignant neoplasm of brain$38,257,058441Explore This Profile
7University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)4017C61Malignant neoplasm of prostate$21,983,074417Explore This Profile
8Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY)2846C7951Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone$51,709,791383Explore This Profile
9Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY)2846C787Secondary malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile duct$20,113,217272Explore This Profile
10AdventHealth Orlando (FL)873C61Malignant neoplasm of prostate$30,308,751271Explore This Profile
11Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NY)2846C7931Secondary malignant neoplasm of brain$25,920,596267Explore This Profile
12The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OH)3138C7931Secondary malignant neoplasm of brain$20,390,038257Explore This Profile
13Inova Fairfax Hospital (VA)4271C541Malignant neoplasm of endometrium$7,843,807245Explore This Profile
14University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)4017C7989Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites$18,332,083241Explore This Profile
15Brigham and Womens Hospital (MA)1969C7931Secondary malignant neoplasm of brain$22,706,857234Explore This Profile

Fig. 1 Data sourced from the Definitive Healthcare Hospitals & IDNs database using ICD-10 codes containing “Malignant Neoplasm” on March 27, 2020.

 

The above Definitive Healthcare data shows that a fairly rare form of cancer, thyroid cancer, actually had the most reported number of claims in the year 2019. Reported by the Tampa General Hospital in Florida, this rare disease (fewer than 200,000 cases per year on average) had 836 total claims. The only other Florida location that made this list is AdventHealth Orlando with 271 claims for prostate cancer diagnoses — a much more common form of cancer.

It is also worth noting that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center appears on this list five separate times. The most reported diagnosis from this particular location is bone metastasis with 622 claims, the second highest volume on this list. The Anderson Cancer Center takes the third ranking as well with 571 claims for peritoneal cancer, another more rare form of cancer.