State updates health care comparison website
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has updated its website for comparing the costs and quality of health care facilities.
The state-run database allows consumers to compare the costs of about 200 common medical procedures at roughly 175 health care facilities throughout the state.
The prices cited include money paid by both the patient and the insurance company. The site does not currently list average out-of-pocket costs for the patient, but officials say that may be added later.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com