WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new free iPhone app from the Healthcare Blue Book, www.healthcarebluebook.com, teaches consumers about fair prices for care, even from their doctors’ offices. An enhanced app for employers lets employees search for in-network providers who offer the best value.
Consumers often pay up to five times more than they should for care because they don’t know how much care should cost, how much prices vary or how to find high quality, fair priced services. Most patients don’t realize that prices for the same healthcare service can vary by thousands of dollars in their local markets, even if they stay in-network.
Employers can purchase a customized version of the new Healthcare Blue Book mobile app that will let employees quickly research pricing across their healthcare network via their iPhones. Both employers and their employees can save 50% or more on common healthcare services by choosing lower cost providers who offer high quality care.
“The new Healthcare Blue Book iPhone app makes it possible to price check the care you need while you are in your doctor’s office,” says Dr. Jeffrey Rice, CEO and founder of the Healthcare Blue Book. “So if you need a common test like an MRI or even a complicated surgery, you can get a price estimate from your doctor, and then use your Healthcare Blue Book iPhone app to compare to the fair price. There is no reason a patient should pay $3,500 for an MRI when you can get the same quality test for $700 at another location.”
About Healthcare Blue Book
The Healthcare Blue Book is an online healthcare pricing solution and mobile app designed to help consumers know what they should reasonably expect to pay for care, understand their treatment options, and find fair prices for healthcare services in their area.
Our analytic tools help employers determine how prices vary within their health plan networks for common procedures. Employers and employees can save 50% or more on common healthcare services by identifying lower cost/high value providers within their existing networks. Employees may even earn rewards when they use the Healthcare Blue Book price transparency tools to make value based choices on care. For more information on Healthcare Blue Book, visit www.healthcarebluebook.com.