July 15, 2016

JUST ANOTHER COMMODITY:

Finally, You Can Choose A Doctor By How Much They Charge With This App (ADELE PETERS 07.14.16, Co.Exist)

Unlike almost anything else you buy, it's usually impossible to know how much you're going to pay for a visit to a doctor or hospital until you've already agreed to pay. And depending where you go, the cost can be wildly different: When researchers tried to figure out how much it costs to get your appendix removed in California a few years ago, they found that the price ranged from $1,529 to $182,955.

A new tool is designed to help--either when you're first choosing a doctor, or when you're at an appointment getting a referral to another specialist. Amino, a San Francisco-based consumer health care company, designed a free cost estimate tool that can show price differences on an interactive map.

Posted by at July 15, 2016 4:47 PM

  

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