Health care shopping is making headlines as deductibles rise and varying costs of care between facilities and providers are discovered. Without a doubt, health care shopping can save you money — but what exactly does that mean for health care consumers in Oregon?
In Oregon, we analyzed $1.1 billion spent on health care by our users and discovered that $121 million could have been completely eliminated by smarter health care choices. That’s a lot of money back into the pockets of our users. How can that much be saved? It can be saved by leveraging shopping tools to find providers that meet your cost, quality and location needs and by accessing tools like telehealth instead of visiting an urgent care facility or emergency room. See for yourself in the infographic below: