Tools for Comparing the Prices of Health Care Services
Detailed research reveals that some major competitors of Baylor Scott and Whites include Porter Health Care Systems, Chino Valley Medical Center, Ascension, Texas Health Resources, Ascension, HCA Healthcare, etc. The tools used by the identified competitors of Baylor Scott and White's to help patients compare prices for health care services include web platforms and brochures, among other resources. The methodology used to identify the competitors of Baylor Scott and White's, as well as the tools utilized to help patients compare the prices for health care services are as follows.
Our research team scoured through several comparative analysis databases such as Hoovers, and Owler to identify the competitors of Baylor Scott and White's. The websites of the various competitors were then scoured through along with recent press releases and healthcare industry reports in an attempt aimed at unearthing the tools they use. We prioritized first-hand information obtained directly from the competitor websites over third-party websites to uncover the tools used to help patients compare prices for various health care services. Our discoveries from the above procedure are as follows.
1. PORTER HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
The web tool known as MD Save used by Porter Health Care System is accessible via this link.
Porter Health Care System uses a web tool known as MD Save to list average pricing for health services. Porter Health Care System also offers a detailed price list of medical procedures through MD Save that allows patients to compare pricing. The MD Save web platform allows patients to find procedures across the United States and buy their procedures sometime saving up to 60%.
MD Save allows patients to compare local prices and search through a network of over 180 hospitals and care providers and compare the prices for about 1,300 procedures. The advertised bundle prices usually include all associated fees. Through MD Save, patients can buy their medical procedures and pay for such procedures in advance through a secure website or just by calling a support specialist and also schedule visits with a doctor. Patients are required to bring a copy of their purchase voucher to an appointment as proof of payment for procedures. The procedures advertised by MD Save include plastic surgery, among other medical procedures.
2. CHINO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
The web tool (New Choice Health web platform) used by Chino Valley Medical Center to provide medical procedure price comparing solutions for patients is accessible via this link.
One of the platforms (tools) used by Chino Valley Medical Center to provide medical procedure price comparing solutions for patients is the New Choice Health web platform. New Choice Health web platform allows patients to compare the prices of different providers for procedures like myomectomy, hysterectomy (cesarean section), etc., across the United States. Free quotes are also available upon request.
Other health care service prices provided by New Choice Health web platform include ankle replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, colonoscopy, endoscopy, among other medical procedures.
The web tool (Florida Health Price Finder) used by AscensionHealthcare is accessible via this link.
AscensionHealthcare utilizes Florida Health Price Finder web tools to offer pricing transparency solutions for a broad category of medical procedures. The Florida Health Price Finder located at https://pricing.floridahealthfinder.gov assist patients in finding and comparing data on health care costs at the national, state, and county levels.
The pricing solution of Florida Health reveals the average payments paid for health plans across over 200 service bundles. These bundles include payments made to physicians, hospitals as well as ancillary services. The tool allows patients to gain insights into health care pricing/costs across several areas including knee replacement.
4. JPS HEALTH NETWORK
The website of JPS Health Network is accessible via this link.
JPS network has a health services and pricing tool that cover popular inpatient and outpatient procedures. The pricing solutions offered by JPS reveal out-of-pocket costs and does not indicate any discounts that are available to some patients. The pricing services of JPS Health Network cover a wide range of health procedures including mammograms.
5. HCA HEALTHCARE
The brochure and Centers of Excellence (COE) program of HCA healthcare used to provide a variety of pricing options for patients is accessible via this link. A screenshot of HCA Healthcare pricing web platform is also accessible via this link.
HCA has made pricing and financial information available to patients online since 2007 to help them in making informed healthcare decisions. HCA Healthcare utilizes a platform known as Centers of Excellence (COE) to offer health care procedures at comparatively low costs to its members. HCA has forms available online.