Friday, December 4, 2009

Another amazing online tool that helps people manage their healthcare

The computer jockeys at UnitedHealthcare just came up with another online tool to help people manage their health care and their health care expenses…and it’s completely amazing!!!

It’s called the treatment cost estimator, and it can estimate the potential cost of many medical treatments.

The treatment cost estimator analyzes the cost data related to hundreds of medical services, including the treatment of 116 diseases and also 3,000 prescriptions. It can tell the user the fees for treatments and procedures specific to individual network physicians and to geographic areas, showing calculations and real-time adjustments for insurance coverage.

The treatment cost estimator can be especially helpful when considering alternative treatments. Patients now can know what it will cost before they see the doctor, which should help them get the best value for the care they need. Sweet!!

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