New Health Care Price Comparison Tool Will Save Consumers Thousands

In Detroit, the price for a knee arthroscopy ranges from $1,400 to $13,000 and in west Michigan, the price for kidney stone treatments ranges from $2,000 to $14,000. Statewide, driving just a few miles to a lower-priced surgery center or hospital can save patients thousands of dollars in health care services. Priority Health has teamed up with Healthcare Blue Book to become the first Michigan-based health plan to offer members a comparison shopping tool to review prices, compare quality and read consumer reviews. The Healthcare Blue Book tool from Priority Health makes health care comparison shopping easier by identifying fair prices of more than 200 common procedures, including surgery, labs and imaging tests.