HealthPartners in Minnesota recently launched a new Web tool (available via their members’ Web site) that provides prices for 83 procedures at its network primary care and radiology facilities in the seven county metro area. HealthPartners has previously provided cost information in a range of prices for many services. This new tool lists specific prices at individual clinics in HealthPartners’ open-access network. The prices are for five high volume categories of services: office visits, immunizations/vaccines, common lab services, X-Ray and CT/MRI. For example, a wrist X-ray at one Twin Cities clinic costs $61.60; an influenza test is $29.18.
In December, HealthPartners plans to expand cost information available to members on the Web site with an interactive tool that will allow members to compare prices for 100 services/procedures at up to three locations at a time.