How much does a mammogram cost? $0 to $2,786.95

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How much does a mammogram cost? $0 to $2,786.95

How much does a mammogram cost? As with everything in health care, that depends. The cost can be $0 or it can be as high as $2,786.95. Why the differences? Let us help you sort it out. First, is it a screening mammogram or a diagnostic one? First, screening (preventive) mammograms for women over 40 […]

PriceCheck: We’re creating health cost guides, and Covid-19 guides, with our partners and communities across the nation

PriceCheck: We’re creating health cost guides, and Covid-19 guides, with our partners and communities across the nation

(Updated, March 2021) Our work with PriceCheck, our health cost transparency partnerships with media and other organizations, has stretched across the nation, bringing thousands of people to our partner web sites to share and search prices — from databases, from our reporting, and from our communities. We build interactive software and place it on our […]

Mammogram costs: A New York-California comparison

Mammogram costs: A New York-California comparison

Insurer prices for mammograms in California seem to be higher than they are in New York, according to preliminary results from our PriceCheck crowdsourcing project with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC/Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. California insurers paid prices ranging from $134.41 to $1,200, according to our data, with a […]

We won! We’re going to crowdsource prices with two California partners, via a Knight Foundation grant

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We won! We’re going to crowdsource prices with two California partners, via a Knight Foundation grant

Summary: We are thrilled to announce that we are joining KQED in San Francisco and KPCC/Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles in a project to crowdsource health-care prices in California, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation via its Prototype Fund. The plan is to leverage the power of the three […]

Acts of healing, and of overcharging: Contributors on their mammograms

SUMMARY: Amazing acts of healing and grace — and upsetting episodes of overcharging. That’s what our contributors told us about in our joint project with the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC crowdsourcing the price of mammograms.     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times […]

Free or low-cost mammograms: Where to find them

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Free or low-cost mammograms: Where to find them

(Updated 2022) When we did our project crowdsourcing the price of mammograms with the Brian Lehrer show at WNYC, we heard from some of you that you couldn’t afford a mammogram.  We want  to make you and others aware of free or low-cost mammograms. In this post, part of our series about our crowdsourcing partnership with […]

How much does a mammogram cost? Your insurers’ responses

How much does a mammogram cost? Your insurers’ responses

(Updated 2022) Mammogram costs and insurance companies: We asked what you paid and what your insurance company paid for a routine mammogram. Sometimes it was straightforward: “Provider cost, including technician was $175. My insurance company paid $56.95. My cost zero.” Or this: “So [insurer]  paid $112.46 and I paid $25, totaling $137.46.” But then it […]

What’s the price of a mammogram? Our survey with WNYC: $0 to $2,786.95!

What’s the price of a mammogram? Our survey with WNYC: $0 to $2,786.95!

(Updated 2022) What’s the price of a mammogram? Women and their insurance companies are paying wildly varying prices for mammograms, and doctors and clinics are charging wildly varying prices, we found in our crowdsourcing project with the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC. We asked people to send in prices of routine mammograms for our project with […]

Aren’t all mammograms free because of the Affordable Care Act?

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Aren’t all mammograms free because of the Affordable Care Act?

(Updated 2022) So where’s my free mammogram? Aren’t all mammograms free because of he Affordable Care Act? Well, actually, it’s more complicated than that. Some mammograms are covered completely, by either the company or by the insurer. Yet  a lot of people are paying themselves. This is true for various reasons, as we learned somewhat to […]