At Healthcare Bluebook, we’d like to join in on National Colorectal Awareness Month this year and bring a bit of price transparency to light. The most common form of colon cancer screening is the colonoscopy, a procedure that enables a doctor to see the insides of your colon to check for any abnormalities.

If somebody told you that gasoline was 10 cents cheaper across the street, would you go?  What if it was a full dollar cheaper? What if you had a magical gasoline time machine that took you back when gas was only 25 cents per gallon?

If you buy a bigger house or a more expensive car then someone else, you expect to pay more for the associated insurance because your risk is bigger. That's not not the case for health insurance. 

HSAs are savings accounts that can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses. They’re available to anyone with a qualified high-deductible health plan. HSAs offer significant tax advantages, and the ability to grow your savings through compound interest. You are eligible for an HSA if you are enrolled in your employer’s HDHP, or as an individual enrolled in an HDHP on a healthcare exchange.

Here's how to get the most out of your HSA.

Dr. Bradley Bullock's son needed an x-ray. He took him to a nearby practice and was shocked when the bill came in. He'd been overcharged and instantly knew how his patients felt when they got a surprise bill. Using Healthcare Bluebook, Dr. Bullock has changed his referral patterns and saved his patients thousands of dollars.

Every day, people are referred to specialists by their doctor, not knowing that they have a choice in where they go. Equip yourself with the information you need to make sure you don't overpay.

Guest Authors Gautam Mahtani & Matt Cavallo of Care Experience, with contributions from Healthcare Bluebook CEO Jeffrey Rice, MD, discuss the current and future states of transparency in healthcare as well as the barriers that we currently face. Complexity of price, cost and quality are explored in the first of this series of e-books. 


What happens when doctors discover Healthcare Bluebook? They love it and immediately begin using it in the practice!  But don't take our word for it, listen to Dr. Brad Bullock tell his story.

"The same surgeon. The same network. Two different facilities just three blocks apart. But, one of them was $1,500 and the other was $15,000 to $25,000!  I was shocked.  Why did one healthcare facility cost ten times more than the other for the same service?" 

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