Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) August 7, 2006
As health savings accounts continue to become a preferred option for health care consumers, a great need is being created for transparency in pricing within the health care industry. With over 4 million health care consumers taking charge of their own health care costs via HSA’s, and even more consumers remaining uninsured -- the number of patients who are price sensitive to routine medical procedures is growing exponentially.
In an effort to address the needs of those consumers, a team of health care industry, insurance, and technology professionals have created a solution -- DoctorPricing.com (http://www.doctorpricing.com).
“We know that the greatest drawback to the consumer driven health care movement is that consumers have no way to comparison shop for routine health care procedures,” said, William Short, President. “DoctorPricing.com is the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to consumers taking power for their own health care decisions back in to their own hands.”
Doctorpricing.com is a comparison shopping engine that is free to use for health care consumers and providers. With a current database of over 700,000 physicians, doctorpricing.com is already the premier doctor search on the Internet.
“Doctors stand to benefit from this service as much as patients,” said Craig Clayton, CTO, “we’ve done a lot of the work, as far as creating profiles, technology, and providing the marketing push for this. All physicians need to do to drive these cash based consumers to their practices is to log in and add their pricing information.”
Doctorpricing.com (http://www.doctorpricing.com) runs on a proprietary search technology that allows consumers to comparison shop by location and by specialty. For example, a health care consumer in Billings, Montana can find prices for a basic office visit to all the doctors in their area -- allowing them to make a more informed decision when it comes to pricing.
Doctorpricing.com (http://www.doctorpricing.com) is owned and operated by Medical Commerce Direct LLC, a Delaware-chartered company based in Kansas City, MO. The ultimate goal of Medical Commerce Direct LLC and DoctorPricing.com is to make tools that aid in the consumer driven health care revolution available to consumers and doctors at no charge.
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