Compare Health Care Costs & Quality with Provider Finder

Compare Health Care Costs & Quality with Provider Finder

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Many of us compare prices before we buy a product or service. It’s one of the best ways to be an informed consumer. Yet for some reason, we might not think about comparing prices when it comes to our health care benefits. And that’s a missed opportunity because it could save us quite a bit of money.

If we want the most value for our health care dollars, a little research is in order.

It’s no surprise that costs can vary greatly depending on where you go for care. Higher cost doesn’t always mean better quality. For example, the cost of an MRI might vary between $475 and $2,517 – depending on the provider. CT scans can range from $343 and $2,283.

By doing some research before you go to the doctor, you can make changes in how much you might pay out-of-pocket for health care.

   Out of pocket cost examples
Data for cost samples compiled in 2020.

Be a Smart Health Care Consumer

Lucky for you, we offer tools to help you make your health care choices. Our Provider Finder® tool makes it easy to find a doctor or hospital in your health plan's network and compare their costs*. 

  • Estimate the cost for more than 1,700 procedures, treatments and tests.
  • View patient feedback or add your review for a provider.
  • Review providers’ certifications and recognitions.

Log into Blue Access for MembersSM at or use the mobile app.

Click here for a walk-through of how to use the tool!

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*Cost estimates are not available for all plans. Before you schedule a diagnostic imaging procedure, your plan may require that you call a Benefits Value Advisor or Health Advocate. Your out-of-pocket costs may be higher if you do not call. Please see your plan documents for details. Cost estimates are just an estimate. In addition to your usual deductibles, copayments and/or coinsurance, the actual cost of the services may vary based on a number of factors including the date of service, the actual procedure performed, what services were billed by the provider and your particular benefit plan. Coverage is subject to the limitations and exclusions of your plan.

Originally published  8/19/2015; Revised 2020, 2023