Take Charge of Your Health Care and Save Money on Medical Procedures
ProcedureRates.com Puts YOU Back in Control of Your Health
When you make a big purchase, you do your homework first. You ask questions. You compare options and prices from different retailers until you’re satisfied that you’re getting the best deal possible. Shouldn’t healthcare be the same? If you’re going to be spending hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars, shouldn’t you be able to compare the cost of medical procedures to make sure you’re getting the best rate?
At ProcedureRates.com, we think you should. That’s why we’ve built a dynamic database and cost estimator tool, both of which are designed to put the power back where it belongs - in your hands. We’ve done much of the legwork for you to help identify which providers charge what for medical procedures and help you gain more insight into what your out-of-pocket costs might be.
Can we tell you exactly what you’ll pay? No. Medical procedure pricing is notoriously cryptic and complex. What we can do, however, is provide increased transparency to give you a sense of what the approximate costs may be, and how they vary by location.
The rates we have listed in our database represent the approximate fee based on what the leading insurance providers pay to the hospital, clinic, or medical center for the primary procedure. The primary procedure typically represents the bulk of the treatment cost, and does not include doctor visits, follow-up care, and other costs that may arise. Your total out-of-pocket fee will be some percentage of the estimated figure, depending on your individual plan.
For example, if the total procedure cost is listed at $10,000, and your individual plan covers 80% of this - the insurance company will be liable to pay the hospital $8,000, and you, as the covered individual, will be liable to pay the hospital $2,000 out of pocket.
Currently, our database consists of over 600+ of the most common medical procedures performed in the largest 95 cities in the US (excluding cosmetic and elective surgery). We will be adding prices for Medicare and Medicaid, as well as more cities and more hospitals as we collect new information. Browse by city and state, or by procedure. Compare health care costs and get a better idea of what you might expect to pay out-of-pocket.
Finally, our service is not meant to replace the need for actual medical opinions. You should never make decisions about your health and wellbeing based solely on information obtained from this site. Instead, this service is meant to serve as a starting point from which you can evaluate your options, prepare ahead and work with your provider to determine the course of action that’s best for you.