Why Price Transparency Is a Win for Health Care Providers

Saint Peters healthcare System

The benefits of openness when it comes to the cost of various procedures in the healthcare marketplace are obvious for consumers. HealthCost organizes pricing information and other data from providers to ensure consumers can make smart decisions for themselves that balance health concerns with monetary. But what’s in it for providers? Aren’t they naturally better […]

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HealthCost Launches New York/New Jersey Network with Three Top Healthcare Providers


NEW YORK CITY (April  30, 2018)—HealthCost, the only health care network offering an open marketplace for setting, comparing, and locking-in healthcare costs, is announcing partnerships with Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick and Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. All three are highly respected, cutting-edge medical providers located in the greater New York […]

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3 Common Back Problems and How You Can Address Them

back problems

The spine is a critical part of our skeletal structure for the way it supports our weight, helps us move, and protects our central nervous system from damage. For all these reasons, it’s important to keep the back strong and stable, but from poor exercise posture to the simple, unavoidable creaks that come with age, […]

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How Much Do CAT Scans Really Cost?

CAT scan

The CAT scan is an invaluable tool for diagnosing stokes, monitoring both cancerous and non-cancerous growths, pinpointing the exact location of blood clots in the lungs, and detecting herniated discs, among many other procedures. As many as 80 million CAT scans are performed annually in the United States, and that number should continue increasing if […]

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What Can I Expect From a Colonoscopy?


There are a number of different colon cancer screenings – including the flexible sigmoidoscopy and the x-ray barium enema – that can detect cancerous lesions and polyps, but there are a few reasons why the colonoscopy is the most common of these procedures. First, it looks at the entirety of the colon and rectum vs. […]

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The Price of an MRI

MRI Cost

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a valuable tool that helps physicians diagnose a variety of conditions by providing quality snapshots of internal organs and other bodily structures. Like other forms of diagnostic imaging (X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.), MRIs have seen a surge in usage over the past decade, and, as MRIs have become more commonly used in diagnostics, patients have seen a rise in costs. As the MRI becomes more routine, a talk of costs becomes more topical. Before you schedule your future MRI, it’s important to consider the following.

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Top Five Reasons to Visit a Urologist


Urology is the specialty of medicine that focuses on the urinary tract—the bladder, kidney, urethra, and associated organs—and the male reproductive organs like the testes, prostate and penis. Because urologists specialize in male sexual organs—among other things—it’s a common misconception that the specialty is simply the male counterpart to a gynecologist. However, this is a false […]

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Why You Need a Regular Eye Exam

Eye Exam

May is Healthy Vision Month and whether you’re preparing to send your kids to camp or just going about your normal summer business, it’s a good time to think about your eye health. While there are different schools of thought from ophthalmologists and optometrists on how often you should get an eye exam, it’s clear that regular visits […]

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What Makes HealthCost Different?


Although healthcare price transparency networks aren’t unique in and of themselves, HealthCost is the only network offering actual costs. In this 90-second clip, our founding partner, Bill Moore, discusses the HealthCost difference and how it empowers healthcare providers and consumers to take control of their costs. Footage courtesy of Health Datapalooza 2017.

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What’s the Difference Between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?


August is National Eye Exam Month and Cataracts Awareness Month. It’s a great reminder to take a moment to schedule an appointment for an important regular eye exam. But who should you see? In the realm of eye health, there are two primary types of medical professionals: optometrists and ophthalmologists. Each are highly trained specialists with their own benefits. Because they sound so similar, it can be confusing to understand who does what.

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