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It pays to shop around. Be a savvy health care consumer with Anthem Care Comparison.

Posted on July 8th, 2015

Compare cost, quality, safety and more at hospitals and facilities

Your health is too important to leave to chance. So we created Anthem Care Comparison to help you make more informed health care choices. For example, the same medical procedure can have different price tags at different hospitals or facilities. Anthem Care Comparison can help you see those differences in advance. You can see cost ranges for different treatments, procedures and hospital stays. We even bundle costs together for a health event, so you get the big picture of its impact on your health — and your wallet.

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor you’ll want to consider. You want top-notch health care, too. Anthem Care Comparison gives you information on key quality factors such as the number of specific procedures performed, patient safety, facility complication rates, mortality rates and average length of stay.

Talk to your doctor

Your doctor may suggest a certain specialist, hospital or facility for a reason. It’s okay to ask why, or to ask about your alternatives. It’s also a good idea to talk to your doctor about your research with Anthem Care Comparison. If you find better costs or a better track record somewhere else, tell your doctor. The two of you can use that information to determine the best course of action for you.

Take advantage of a large network of doctors, hospitals and facilities

You have access to one of the largest provider networks in the country through the BlueCard® program. So chances are good that you’ll have options to explore without having to go out of network. You have choices — and lower out-of-pocket costs — when you use network doctors and hospitals. It’s all about finding what works for you.

Spread the word

Your healthy choices can influence the people around you. How you go about making those choices can make a difference, too. Let your friends and family know that they may have more choice over their health care than they realize.

TRY ANTHEM CARE COMPARISON TODAY Just log in at anthem.com. Go to your Account Summary page and select “Compare Facility Cost and Quality.”

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