New Health Care Shopping App Lets Patients Compare Doctor, Hospital Costs

In an effort to provide cost transparency in a user-friendly way, Priority Health has created a cost estimator app that enables its members to compare the costs charged by Michigan providers for a host of medical procedures. When a consumer inputs his procedure, doctor and facility, the app gives the cost, the person’s deductible and coinsurance payments and the consumer’s expected total outlay. In addition, if the cost is above market average, the app provides different doctor and facility combinations.