Online tools to find cash prices for medical procedures

by Michael Grodsky on 2015-04-19

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 ( 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 ( 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.

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