The consumer website provides the uninsured, underinsured and others with the ability to compare healthcare procedure costs from providers as well as to review the quality of care.
“Today there are more than 47.5 million uninsured and 25 million underinsured and we want to help them find cost-effective, quality care,” said Chris J. Gregg, Founder and CEO. In 2011, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions estimated that there are $363 billion dollars in out-of-pocket consumer healthcare expenditures per year in the United States.
The site features a “Post Ad & Price” tab where healthcare providers can list their specialty, procedures, prices, and contact information. It also features a search engine on the main page, where future patients can search the provider database by specialty, procedure and zip code.
Additionally, the site provides access to ratings and reviews, through a link to HealthGrades®, to help patients understand the quality of care. Unlike many other sites in this space, Best Price Healthcare does not charge patients, provides full and accurate provider information, publishes the exact price not a range, and provides phone support.
“I listed my offerings on Best Price Healthcare to help attract patients to my medical practice,” said Dr. Michael L. O’Neil, Founder and CEO of Cooperative Med in Tampa, FL. “I believe it is a good business model for both providers and patients,” he added.
Through the end of February 2012, healthcare providers such as chiropractors, dentists, medical spa professionals, veterinarians, and other caregivers can list up to five procedures and their costs at no charge.
About Best Price Healthcare
Best Price Healthcare (bestpricehealthcare.com) provides consumers with the ability to compare healthcare provider costs and quality online as well as provides healthcare practitioners with an increased ability to attract patients. Today there are 47.5 million uninsured, 25 million underinsured, 4.5 million with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), more than 100 million uninsured pets, many people with high deductibles, and a growing elective procedure market—the result is a consumer need to be able compare healthcare costs and quality, and weigh options. Best Price Healthcare provides a competitive virtual marketplace that can help reduce consumer care costs, while maintaining quality care, through information.