What is Healthcare Transparency?

Many people are surprised to learn that in healthcare, there is no correlation between cost and quality. Prices for medical services can vary greatly–even for the same procedure, in the same area, within the same network. Quality and outcomes can vary just as greatly, with no relationship to price. The only way to know whether you’re getting good care at a reasonable price is to see the data.

How to help determine cost before you get the unexpected bill?

Within our networks there are online tools that give you easy access to information you need to make informed health care decisions. It combines information from your health plan with health care costs in your area. It can also show estimates based on the doctors and medical facilities you choose. You can get a personalized estimate based on a location and medical provider. The quality and cost efficiency measurements make sure that you get the best service at a reasonable price.

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myHCE Tool for United Healthcare Choice Plus members:

This is based off of four key elements we call the Four P’s:

  • Procedure: Look up treatments and services specific to your needs with the easy-to-use search engine
  • Price: Compare estimated prices of your treatment options to make a decision that fits your budget
  • Provider: View quality and efficiency measurements for participating providers
  • Place: Locate providers in the area you choose and view maps and print directions

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Find a Doctor Tool for Alliance Members

Compare. Contrast. Be Confident. Take Charge
Find a doctor lets you take charge of your search for the right doctor, hospital or health service. Offers the information you need to make an informed decision. You are able to search by Doctor’s specialty, Procedure, Name of doctor, hospital or health services, along with medical facility type. Check quality ratings to learn whether Hospital Safety Scores from the Leapfrog Group give a hospital an “A” or an “F” based on patient safety.

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