Minnesota residents have a new tool to help them comparison
shop for health care services. Last week, the state of Minnesota launched the Cost
Report tool on the Minnesota HealthScores website. This new tool allows
residents to compare prices for health care services and shows the lowest provider
cost for a procedure, the highest provider cost, and the average cost per medical
group for 103 common medical procedures from 110 providers across the state. This
project was a collaborative effort with state health providers collecting the data
from health insurance companies.