“Consumer Website Aims for Price Transparency” and We’re a Part of It!

What we’re trying to tell you is that the consumer has the power to demand price transparency from the healthcare providers. It’s time to stop accepting the idea that you won’t know how much you’re spending until you’re leaving the hospital.

Independent radiology practices have come together and are represented on www.saveonmedical.com, a site where you can request an appointment right online, view the quality scores, and lock in the very clear price they have listed there.

Healthcare Payer News wrote an article about the site: “Americans can shop online for pizza, hotel reservations and lots of other goods and services, so why not for medical procedures as well?”

Matt Schneider, the vice president of marketing for Atlantic Health Solutions and co-founder of SaveOnMedical.com, is confident that the site can…

  • Help consumers find the best prices
  • Help radiology centers compete
  • Bring more price transparency to regional healthcare markets 

Physicians who send their patients to get imaging tests done want to know these imaging centers aren’t ripping off their patients. It makes sense for both the patient and other medical professionals to have a side-by-side comparison of whom they’re working with.

“The company’s initial target population was uninsured patients…” because the price reflects self-pay pricing, but it’s a valid option for anyone looking to shop around, especially if they’re avoiding meeting their deductible.