BuildMyBod Health is the number one online marketplace for healthcare services. It provides consumers and employees of self-funded plans with its robust database of price information on medically necessary procedures typically paid out of pocket before a deductible is met or because the service is considered cosmetic. These prices reflect either the cash rate or the negotiated rate between the healthcare provider and the insurance payor.
The most critical distinction that BuildMyBod Health brings to the world of healthcare price transparency (Price TransCAREncy) is completeness. Prices include all surgeon, facility and ancillary fees associated with a procedure. Many trade organizations that provide pricing information don’t include facility, anesthesia or implant fees. These fees alone can often account for over 50% of the cost of a procedure.
BuildMyBod Health also offers a Pricing Assistant for doctors and facilities to better understand how their prices fit within the competitive landscape of other healthcare providers. No claims data or nebulous ranges used in calculating consumer price quotes; only actionable data.
The 2019 BuildMyBod Health Pricing Report for Outpatient Services
Because the BuildMyBod database has so much pricing data, this year, we have separated our infographic into one for outpatient services in general (medically necessary or cosmetic) and a second specifically for cosmetic services. Whether insurance covers a procedure or not, most consumers now pay a portion of their healthcare out of pocket since they must first meet their deductible.
This reality is nicely demonstrated by Suzi Walton, Administrator of the Ohio Surgery Center. When a consumer visits OhioSurgeryCenter.com, they’ll see the BuildMyBod Health Price Estimator seamlessly embedded into the website. The consumer is able to choose their insurance plan on the Price Estimator, then the procedure of interest. After creating an account, the consumer will instantly receive a breakdown of their out-of-pocket costs based on the allowables that the Ohio Surgery Center has negotiated with their participating payors (insurance companies).
The 2019 BuildMyBod Health Pricing Report for Cosmetic Services
The Pricing Report for cosmetic services reviews the most common surgical and non-surgical services currently in demand. This year, the report highlights non-surgical body contouring procedures such as CoolSculpting and BTL Exilis and EmSculpt.
Other procedures of interest mentioned in the 2019 Health Pricing Report include:
Brazilian Butt Lift (using fat injections) US average: $9,327
Chin Enlargement (with implant) US average: $4,043
Tummy Tuck US average: $8,489
Please copy and share these infographics across your various media and social media channels and provide attribution to BuildMyBod Health. The source pricing data for all outpatient services can be found here and for cosmetic services, here.
About BuildMyBod Health:
BuildMyBod Health continues to leave its mark in the healthcare space by making price transparency in healthcare (Price TransCAREncy) easily accessible through advances in information technology. Consumers across the country can check pricing and purchase procedures and services straight from BuildMyBod.com, the doctor’s website, or the BuildMyBod iPhone/iPad app. The price quotes provided are doctor-specific, and include the cost of facelifts and mommy makeovers, to CT scans, spine surgery, hernia repairs and other diagnostic exams. The BuildMyBod Pricing Assistant allows providers to get real-time feedback regarding their fee schedules. Visit the website to learn more.
Click here for the original blog post written by Dr. Kaplan for BuildMyBod.