Addressing transparency gaps for consumers, employers, and payers
Most people use the health care facility recommended by their physician for diagnostic testing and treatments. They do not realize that the cost of care could vary by hundreds-even thousands of dollars based on the facility they choose. For example, in one market, the average cost for a CT ranges from $350 to $3,500, while the weighted-average cost for an MRI in that same market ranges from $500 to $5,000.
Unfortunately, facility pricing information has not been made readily available to consumers in an actionable form at the time of decision.
Our Member Engagement Solution provides a high-tech, high-touch approach, offering information to members on a variety of exams and procedures to empower them as active participants in their health care decisions. Members engage through our Specialty Care ShopperSM for:
- Sleep Testing
- Surgical Procedures
- Cost Inquiry