Highmark’s Care Cost Estimator (CCE) Recent Upgrade Allows for Better Search Capabilities

With the Q3 2014 release, the Care Cost Estimator is upgraded with a better search methodology and an expansion to more than 1,600 searchable health services. The Care Cost Estimator serves as the heart of a full suite of online health tools that help members become thoughtful health care shoppers—comparing and selecting lower-cost, high-quality services.

Upgrades include:

  • A better search methodology
  • Full mobile capability
  • The ability for members to search for more than 1,600 health services

How will this help employees and employers?

By comparing the costs of medical services, employees will find that costs can vary widely among facilities, even for the same services in the same town. When they start to understand this, employees can begin to make cost-conscious decisions – while also taking quality ratings and convenience into account.

Advanced health tools let employers offer innovative plan designs. They can feel comfortable that their employees have access to tools that enable them to understand their options and make the best choices. With everyone watching health care spending, the company’s health investment will go further.

 

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