Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has released an online tool – Care Comparison (members.bluecrossmn.com) – to enable its members to find health care cost and quality information. Care Comparison allows nearly two million Blue Cross members in Minnesota to evaluate total treatment costs as well as quality, safety and accessibility information for dozens of common elective procedures at facilities throughout the country. Five Blue Cross companies have collaborated to make this tool available to 22 million members throughout the country.
The tool provides a range of costs for more than 30 medical procedures performed at hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and radiological facilities in 17 states. In addition to providing costs, Care Compare offers nationwide quality information for an additional 150 procedures. In addition to providing costs, Care Comparison offers nationwide quality information for an additional 150 procedures.