Shop around for medical procedures

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) It’s no secret that health care can cost a lot. So what if you could shop around and compare prices before you get a procedure done? Now you can with Priority Health’s Health Care Blue Book. The Blue Book allows you to go online and look up the cost of different health services, depending on where you receive them. Sometimes the difference can be hundreds or thousands of dollars. The service is available for any procedure you plan ahead for, like lab tests, surgeries, or childbirth.

Priority Health says there is no correlation between higher cost and higher quality, and patients need to understand what they will need to pay before they get a procedure.

The Health Care Blue Book is free to use.

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