How much do allergy tests cost? One woman’s reporting

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

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How much do allergy tests cost? One woman’s reporting

A friend said recently that she needed to get allergy tests in the New York area, but she wasn’t certain they would be covered under her insurance. She was planning to make inquiries, and I asked her to keep notes. I told her I’d post them without using her name. She writes: I’ve gotten around to culling […]

UnitedHealthcare came to visit us, a lot: See screenshot

Filed Under: Patients

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UnitedHealthcare came to visit us, a lot: See screenshot

We like it when we can educate the big incumbents in the health care arena. So when we see UnitedHealthcare spending so much time here, it makes us happy. Some of their searches: CPT vs. DRG, affordable psychotherapy, pulmonary compliance study, our “About” page, our “Team” page, a blog post about Massachusetts and Maryland as […]

How do people use our data? Our community speaks

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Summary: Not everyone who comes to our data uses it in the same way — some people are cheering us on and offering to help just because they think transparency is the right thing. Here are some voices from our Florida partners’ survey of their community members: ‘This will be a valuable tool & may […]

How do people use our data? Some searchers and their searches

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

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Summary: How do people use our information? We’re often asked who our visitors are and what they’re looking for. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. We have a system of Web analytics that lets us see, in some cases, where you’re coming from, depending on your internet configuration. It will also let us […]

Ultrasound cost: Saving $1,205, or how people use our data

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Summary: How do people use our data? Listen: “We recently spent much time trying to find the cost of a fairly routine thyroid ultrasound as we now have a high deductible insurance plan,” said the note to us. “It was extremely frustrating. Even Aetna could not give us expected costs or alternate locations for the […]