UnitedHealthcare offers cost estimate tools to assist consumers in choosing cost-effective medical care.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
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Checking cost estimates before you choose where to get care can be an effective way to save on health care costs. In fact, it’s been shown that people who look at costs first may pay up to 36% less for their care. So, it can be worthwhile.
There are a number of ways to find and compare costs using UnitedHealthcare’s online tools.
- Compare average costs for providers in your network, including doctors, hospitals, office visits, mental health services, labs, convenience care and more.
- See the average cost for specific treatments in your area.
- Look up quality ratings and reviews by provider, hospital or facility.
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