Other Cost Estimator Tools:
Our goal is to create more informed and educated healthcare consumers by informing members of free resources at their disposal. J.S. Edwards and Sherlock Insurance (JSE) are providing the following links as a benefit to our members. These tools are intended to provide members access to fair and neutral information to obtain cost estimates and fair prices for services/procedures in their region.
To find out more information about these companies, and the methodology used to gather the underlying data, navigate to the “About Us” pages on their respective websites.
o Turquoise Health:
Turquoise Health pulls most of their data from the machine readable file disclosure required by the government’s Hospital Price Transparency Rule. While this engine is still in Beta, you can find at least the Medicare and cash price for procedures from most all hospitals. Provides carrier negotiated rates for some hospitals.
o Fair Health Consumer:
This non-profit’s mission is to help members understand their healthcare costs and health coverage by bringing transparency to healthcare costs and insurance. It does this similar to Healthcare Bluebook, but it gathers the data from insurers/carriers.
o New Choice Health:
This site does a good job of showing you fair pricing for specific services in a given area.
o Texas Price Point:
This user-friendly resource is sponsored by the Texas Hospital Association to provide information on Texas hospitals, including: 1) charge data on the most common inpatient services, 2) links to quality data, and 3) general and contact information for Texas hospitals.
o Texas Healthcare Costs:
This site is a consumer information guide hosted by the Texas Department of Insurance to help consumers compare costs by providing average cost in that zip, county, and state. It can be largely lacking in quality compared to some of the other sites.
o Hospital Safety Grade:
This site is a public service provided by the Leapfrog Group that is an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving safety, quality, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system.
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