Predicting and understanding medical costs became easier for Blue Shield PPO members with the launch of a new Treatment Cost Estimator Tool.
The tool helps PPO members make treatment decisions by providing cost information that lets you compare costs from various providers and facilities, and plan for high cost services. Members can also see estimated cost ranges for over 100 of the most common procedures for inpatient, outpatient, and diagnostic services from network providers. Search results include facility addresses, distance, number of procedures performed, Blue Distinction Center designation when applicable, and bundled costs from low to high.
Getting an estimate is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. What care do you need?
– Choose the category of care desired
– Select a service from the drop down list
2. Where do you want to get care?
– Enter a ZIP code or city and state
– Enter the maximum travel distance
3. How much will it cost?
– Click on Estimate total costs
Greater transparency helps us make better, more informed decisions. Blue Shield’s new cost estimator tool will save you money while helping you plan for upcoming medical expenses. Thank you Blue Shield.