Why did Medi-Share Value partner with Healthcare Bluebook*?
The Medi-Share Value program is designed to empower members to identify the provider in their area with the best price and inpatient quality, and equip them to negotiate their own pricing. Healthcare Bluebook makes this possible by exposing the truth about price and quality variation through an intuitive, easy to use platform. Knowing price and quality before receiving care can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars and ensure that you receive the best possible care.
Did you know that prices for the same procedure can vary by over 500%, depending on the facility you choose? Healthcare providers may be good at one procedure but perform poorly at others. For inpatient procedures, Healthcare Bluebook makes it easy to see quality scores by facility, provider, and procedure. You can also save money on hundreds of the most common medical services and procedures by showing you the cost ranges in your area, and providing you with a selection of Fair Price* providers. *Healthcare Bluebook and Fair Price are trademarks of CareOperative LLC.
What is the Fair Price*?
Through our partnership with Healthcare Bluebook, the Fair Price provides visibility into a price range or estimate that a person can expect to pay by being a wise healthcare consumer: someone who does basic research to determine which facilities offer the best price for a specific service. The Fair Price is an approximation of the reasonable amount you should expect to pay for a medical service. It’s calculated from an independent nationwide database of medical payment data and customized to your geographic area.
For services that include more than one provider (for example, surgery), separate Fair Price amounts may be shown for facility, physician, and anesthesiologist. Please review Medi-Share Value Guidelines Section V: A for more details.
Certain procedures also indicate when Notification is required so the Navigation Team can support members with costly and complex care. For additional information about the Navigation Team please refer to the Navigation Team FAQ section. To learn more about the Navigation Team, you may also click here for a short video.