you have a health insurance deductible to
satisfy, or if you are enrolled in a consumer
driven healthcare plan, or if you have out-of-pocket
costs that add up to more than $25/visit, I am sure you try to make the most of
your health care dollars by finding low-cost providers that offer the
best value. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />How
do you find these low-cost providers?
November 1 st, I am polling the community to find out how you search for
health care prices. I am interested in
understanding how different consumers search for low-cost healthcare prices. What
tools do you use to compare prices for health care services? What
“search terms” do you type in Google to find prices for health care services?
assume you visited your doctor and you need to have a non-emergency test or procedure
performed. How do you go about
your search to compare prices for services like MRIs, x-rays, mammograms, vaccinations,
lab tests, or a colonoscopy? Do you ask
your doctor for estimated prices? Do
you call the hospital or facility and ask for prices? Do
you ask your family, friends or neighbor to compare what they paid? Do
you call your health insurance hot-line for prices and recommendation on where to
get the best value for this service? Do
you use Google to search? If so, what
search terms do you use?
me an email to let me know what search terms you would use (or have used) to look-up
and compare health care prices for specific services. The
first 1,000 people to respond will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $50
Amazon.com gift certificate. Email e ntries
will be accepted through November 30, 2008.
are the details to be included in the drawing for the $50 Amazon gift card. Send
an email to info@OutofPocket.com and
in your email message be sure to include:
specific resources you would use (search engines, websites, online tools)
search terms you would use to find prices for health care services
email address where we can contact you, to notify you if you win the drawing
luck and thanks for sharing your search tips with us.