Today in Massachusetts you have more ways than ever to make smart choices about the cost and quality of the healthcare services you buy – before you buy them.
For the first time, your health insurance company is required by state law to provide you with detailed cost information to help you make informed decisions about the care you and your family receives. Use your health insurance’s online cost estimator to compare prices for many healthcare services and procedures so you can find out how much these services will cost you. You can find your health insurance’s online cost estimator here.
If you cannot find the service or procedure you are looking for online, call your member services line to get an accurate cost estimate by phone.
The quality of the healthcare services you buy is also very important. You can now use the Massachusetts Health Quality Partner’s new website, healthcarecompass.org, to compare how well primary care doctors’ offices across the state care for their patients.
Price and quality transparency can empower you as a healthcare consumer. Make use of the new tools available and take charge of you and your family’s health care.