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2014-03-18 23:24:15

Current procedure prices for McBride Orthopedic Hospital and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma are now available on Pricing Healthcare's site in a common user experience. Online access is free. American Fork, Utah (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Pricing Healthcare announces today the availability of dedicated price list pages for McBride Orthopedic Hospital and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma on its site, PricingHealthcare.com. The highly sought-after information is free both for registered...

2013-12-05 16:25:25

Transparency leader now tailoring healthcare shopping tools for employers LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Institute of Healthcare Consumerism (IHC) Forum West in Las Vegas, healthcare transparency solutions leader HealthSparq appeared in two sessions, leaving attendees with a deep understanding of the benefits of online shopping for healthcare services, including a checklist of what to look for in healthcare transparency solutions. HealthSparq also unveiled a new product...

2013-10-29 23:05:02

Save On Medical has partnered with Relevant Health to compile an extensive list of healthcare providers in Sacramento, which patients can find on SaveOnMedical.com where they can schedule appointments online. Sacramento, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Save On Medical now has pricing for Sacramento area physicians on their consumer-driven healthcare website. Patients can compare doctors in their area and shop online for deals on medical procedures such as MRI scans, CT scans, x-rays...

2013-10-17 23:23:14

Regency Healthcare has announced today a cash based alternative to insurance and hospital based medical arrangements. Manhattan. NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 With the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the looming implementation of Obamacare and the glitches in the Open Health Insurance Exchange, one medical practice has offered a transparent solution to ease this confusion. Regency Healthcare is now offering cash based orthopedic surgical services at rates substantially lower than...

2013-09-18 16:26:04

Personal health care shopper allow members to compare procedure costs and out-of-pocket costs; as well as find physicians, view provider quality and read member reviews EAGAN, Minn., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) announced that SmartSelect(TM), the first in a family of online health care shopping tools, is now available as part of its standard benefits package for all members. This tool helps address rising health care costs...

2013-08-29 08:23:55

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer engagement and cost transparency leader Change Healthcare announced today a new partner in quality reporting: Comparion. One of the nation's largest sources of healthcare information, Comparion will provide Change Healthcare clients with access to physician efficiency measures not available from any public information source. "Change Healthcare is the first to market with this depth of quality data," said Christopher Parks, the...

2013-08-06 23:22:27

Healthcare price comparison website shows facility-specific data for 40 common procedures in San Francisco as part of their beta release. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Pricing Healthcare announces the launch of their web site for U.S. healthcare consumers. The Utah-based startup takes a unique approach to fixing the lack of transparency in healthcare prices. Although there is a growing amount of pricing data being made available by a few hospitals and government agencies, the...

2013-04-16 08:25:51

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Health is laying the groundwork to become the first health plan in Michigan to publish specific, regionalized health care costs and quality information by procedure, facility and physician. The company announced today it has signed a contract with Healthcare Blue Book to publish costs associated with more than 300 health care services most utilized by members of Priority Health. (Photo:...

2013-01-22 12:28:10

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employee healthcare costs continue to rise, with the average insurance premium contribution in some locations expected to grow 8.2 percent over the next year. To slow the growth of healthcare costs, employers are looking for ways to better educate employees about healthcare costs and quality options so that they can make more informed care decisions. In fact, according to a January 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study, consumers...

2012-10-15 07:29:34

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Healthcare, the leading cost transparency and engagement company, announced today that Clayton Nicholas, vice president of marketing and strategy, will present at the Harvard Business School (HBS) Health Industry Alumni Conference Oct. 18-19 in Cambridge, Mass. Nicholas will lead two roundtable discussions on the topic of emerging trends and strategies that are driving the "consumerization" of healthcare at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET on...