Premera Makes Researching Healthcare Costs Easy with This Tool
One of the common complaints about healthcare is surprise costs. It's the reason Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska makes the Find a Doctor tool available to help prevent unexpected bills. With Find a Doctor, Premera members can estimate their medical treatment costs with in-network providers.
Why employees should estimate their treatment costs
The cost for the same healthcare service can vary greatly between providers. That's the reason your employees should use Find a Doctor to compare prices of medical services in their plan's provider network. With this tool, Premera members can quickly research their healthcare costs in advance and take action to lower their out-of-pocket expenses.
How it works
To start estimating treatment costs, members should follow these steps:
- Sign in to their member account at premera.com. Once signed in, members get tailor-made cost estimates based on their plan's current bills and deductibles.
- Select Compare treatment costs under the Estimate Treatment Costs section, or choose Find a Doctor in the top navigation bar. They can search for nearby doctors and hospitals that provide the services and procedures they need.
- Click Explore and select Medical procedure costs. Then choose from a wide variety of procedures such as tests and screenings, physical rehabilitation, CT scans, or surgical procedures to compare costs.