Choosing medical care often comes down to location or recommendations from friends. When searching for a provider, you should consider price and quality of care. Prices for the same procedure can vary up to 500% between hospitals and providers. By checking the prices of the services you need, you can save a lot of money.
If you’re enrolled in a Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota medical plan, you can now compare prices online to shop for your healthcare services through their new SmartShopperTM program. This programs lets you see and compare cost ranges for procedures in more than 300 categories.
Powered by Blue Cross claims data, the largest collection of private healthcare data in the state, SmartShopper shows members area-based price differences for various procedures.
To learn more about the SmartShopperTM program, visit their website by selecting the following button.