Pulling back the curtain on costs
It’s hard to believe, but the cost for many common procedures can vary by thousands of dollars even within the same area.
When consumers don’t have easy access to this information, they are not only in the dark about the total cost of care, but how much it will cost them in out-of-pocket costs. What’s more, evidence shows that providers that don’t share price information with consumers tend to have substantially higher prices. This, in turn drives up health care costs for everyone.1
That’s why we made pricing for hundreds of procedures easily available on a simple, searchable website. In fact, Blue Cross NC was the first insurer in NC to share the true costs of care with all North Carolinians in 2015 with our Cost Transparency Tool. Find out more about how we work to shine a light on what care actually costs.