Cost & Quality Tools
Making decisions about your health plan and coverage is important. The tools and resources below may be helpful as you plan for your care and find information for your health and health care coverage. These tools can help you effectively choose health care facilities and manage your health care expenses.
Coverage AdvisorSM Provided by WebMD
With this tool, you can estimate and compare the out-of-pocket costs of the plan options your employer is offering before you make your selection. You should have a recent pay stub and the benefit summaries of plan design options before you get started.
MyHealthCareOptionsTM for local provider comparisons
Use MyHealthCareOptions to search cost and quality information for health care providers across the state of Massachusetts. You can sort by location, medical condition, and procedure. Information comes from state and federal databases, as well as other independent and trusted sources such as the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. For the most accurate cost of care information, PPO members should log in and use the Medical Cost Comparison Guide. Members of other plans should use MyHealthCareOptions.
Find A Doctor, Dentist, or Hospital
Use our enhanced provider search and cost estimation capabilities within Find a Doctor to help you make more informed decisions—faster. Search nationwide for health care providers, and get estimates for certain procedures in just minutes. You can also compare up to three doctors, hospitals or other health care providers to see their hospital affiliations, quality scores, and more.
For your convenience, this tool is available anytime to help ensure you get the most from every health care dollar you spend. Simply log into your Member Central account at www.bluecrossma.com/membercentral and then click on Find a Doctor.
Rate Your Doctor
Share your care experience, and you not only can help others find the care they need, your feedback can also help your doctors and their staff improve their service.
Request a Written Cost Estimate
In support of Chapter 224 legislation, you can now request a written estimate for the cost for any procedure or treatment in Massachusetts that you are considering.
To request an estimate, log in to Member Central , select My Account and then click Request a Written Estimate. Download this checklist to ensure you have all necessary information before requesting an estimate. We encourage you to work with your doctor to get the
information required for the estimate.