Suppose you’re shopping for a new refrigerator or a new car, and you want to get the best price. Within a matter of minutes of searching online, you would have a pretty good idea of the price range for the product you want.
But in health care? Forget it.
That’s why KQED, KPCC in Los Angeles and ClearHealthCosts.com have teamed up — to shine light on health care costs. In June, we launched PriceCheck a community-created guide to health costs. Since no database yet exists where consumers can easily look up costs, we’re commencing the work of creating one.
But we need your help. Check out the form below and share what you paid. If you have insurance, you’ll need your explanation of benefits.
We’re especially interested in prices charged and paid for three common tests: mammograms, lower-back MRIs and chest x-rays. But our form is designed to accept many kinds of medical tests and procedures. When you’re done sharing what you paid (or searching our database) check out all of our PriceCheck coverage.