Summary: It’s great to hear from people who have used our information. Here’s one: “When my local hospital charged me $1,000 for a routine ulstrasound, Clearhealthcosts helped me find out how much I was being overcharged. The database is by far the simplest and clearest way to compare real healthcare prices in New York state — it’s the only resource that gives you a simple dollar figure, rather than a dizzying array of codes and modifiers. When I wanted to dig deeper, the site’s explanation of how to navigate the Medicare price database was also invaluable. Armed with this data, I was able to convince my hospital to give me a discount, because I could prove that they charged me 40 percent more than Medicare patients for no discernible reason.” –J.R., New York.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded... More by Jeanne Pinder