What determines the cost of a procedure?

If a healthcare provider suggests a procedure, one of the first things you should do is check with your insurance company to see if it covers the procedure, the facility where the procedure will be performed, and all the healthcare providers performing the procedure. Having your procedure performed by in-network providers at an in-network facility can save you a lot of money.

You should also do research on various facilities so that you can compare costs for your procedure. It is important to remember that unlike many other purchases, high healthcare cost doesn’t always mean high healthcare quality. Use our helpful links section to find comparison sites and other helpful tools.

Finally, the cost of your procedure will depend on what plan you have, whether or not you have met your deductible (if you have one), the provider you see, and other factors. Be sure to contact your health plan to determine your specific costs.