Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Medical App Review: Healthcare Blue Book - Prices for medical services

Healthcare Blue Book is a free medical app developed by CareOperative LLC.  This app lists price ranges and a localized "fair price" for common medical tests, procedures, and physician services.

For example, the Medicare Facility Limiting Price for a high level initial inpatient visit (CPT 99223) is $213 (national base rate).

The Healthcare Blue Book indicates that the fair price for the same service is $333 for my local area.

This app is by no means comprehensive, but it is an interesting tool to evaluate medical costs - making it useful for patients, students, residents, and anyone who would like to learn more about the costs of healthcare services.

Healthcare Blue Book - CareOperative, LLC

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