Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are offering a user-friendly way to take the mystery out of going to the physician with a tool proven to help educate consumers on health insurance costs in an attempt to help them make better healthcare choices.
Individual health insurance is a complex product and many are unaware of exactly how much things cost. With this useful tool offered from Blue Cross consumers can have a clearer view on 59 of the most common procedures. According to the Blue Cross website, this includes elective procedures of inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, and ambulatory services. This interactive resource is already being used in 63 of the top 100 markets and is now going nationwide. Members will have access to information on healthcare anywhere in the US.
Health care costs are estimates which are developed using 12 months of claims data and offer consumers a wide range of information for a specific procedure. This online comparison tool from Blue Cross is just one of many efforts to give consumers easy access to the information they need to make informed decisions on health care. Since cost information is one of the main aspects patients consider when making health insurance decisions, this will prove to be invaluable for many consumers.