Read Lisa Zamosky’s article describes online services to price shop for various medical procedures.
Resources listed in her story include
- MediBid. For $4.95 a month or $25 for a year of unlimited requests, patients can post the medical services they need, and doctors bid for their business.
- San Francisco-based Pokitdok (pokitdok.com) operates in 44 markets including Los Angeles. You can search the 50 most shopped medical procedures among 40,000 providers who have submitted their cash price.
- New York-based Clear Health Costs (clearhealthcosts.com) was started in 2010 by former New York Times reporter Jeanne Pinder. Its staff queries individual healthcare providers in eight markets, including Los Angeles, for a cash price on up to 35 common medical procedures.