There’s more good news for health care consumers who want some idea what medical procedures cost — before they get the bill. Consider these recent examples: A startup called Clearhealthcosts.com is partnering with public radio stations in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco to ask consumer to share what they’ve been billed for medical procedures. […]
How would you feel if you were expected to buy a car, a television or even a meal, without knowing first how much it will cost you? Confused? Helpless? Frustrated? Unfortunately, that’s exactly how many of us feel when we’re faced with planning a medical test or procedure. We have no idea how much an […]
Managing medical costs starts with knowing what they are in the first place. We support the concept of cost transparency, and we’re leading the way in making it a reality for all North Carolinians.
“I thought preventive care was covered at 100%. Why did I get a bill?” A distraught employee is in your office because they’ve received a bill after their annual physical. You’ve encouraged and incentivized your employees to receive preventive care because you know that these visits can positively impact the onset and severity of chronic […]
We live in an age when we can buy groceries from our living room and have them delivered in two hours. We can lie on the beach and read about which cars have the fewest breakdowns. We can even watch an instructional video on golfing while we’re golfing. As consumers, we can compare the prices […]
The Bigger Picture The launch of our new health care cost tool picked up some national attention earlier this month. Health care experts said the online tool gives the public more information for making decisions about their medical care. But the tool itself is only part of the story. The bigger picture is that the curtain is […]
Most consumers wouldn’t even think of shopping for a car, smartphone, appliances – you name it – without comparing prices and features online. So why do people shop for their health care this way? Comparing the price and quality of medical procedures, tests and medicines can be difficult – and in some cases impossible. Until […]
Did you know you can shop for health care the same way you might shop for a new phone? We provide these tools to help you find the best care at the lowest cost--because health care should be accessible for all. Read more to learn how to save.
Between prescription drug costs, inefficient care and administrative burdens, health care is more expensive than it should be, and the costs are only rising. Here's what we're doing to make care higher quality and more affordable for all.
You wouldn’t buy a plane ticket without knowing the real cost. But that’s what many North Carolinians do when it comes to their health care. We know that navigating the health care system and figuring out what you can expect to pay, is one of the most complex and frustrating issues that many of us […]