San Francisco, CA, Feb. 8, 2017 – BuildMyBod Health – the online marketplace for healthcare services, releases its 2017 Annual Health Pricing Report.
BuildMyBod Health, the online marketplace for healthcare services, takes pride in offering consumers nationwide with real-time doctor-provided price quotes. No claims data or nebulous ranges are used in calculating these estimates. Consumers rely on BuildMyBod to price medically necessary services paid out of pocket before a deductible is met or cosmetic services not covered by insurance.
New to the 2017 Pricing Report are medically necessary procedures. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair (shoulder), Epidural Injection for Pain Relief (neck), and Ganglion Cyst Removal (wrist) to name a few. The United States Census Bureau confirms that, over 50 percent of the American people receive health insurance from their employers. “Given the choice of a high-deductible option, about 34 percent of employees chose HDHPs,” according to Benefitfocus. With more financial responsibility weighing on consumers’ shoulders, “shopping” for the best price is becoming a routine behavior.
In the aesthetic space, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 16 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015. Breast augmentation remains the most commonly requested procedure. According to our data, the average price for a new set is $6,180 nationwide. For those in the Southern Region of the country, however, the average price is less than 6k.
Other procedures of interest mentioned in the 2017 Health Pricing Report include:
Upper Eyelid Lift, US average, US average: $3,153
- West Region average: $3,204
- Midwest Region average: $3,790
- South Region average: $2,873
- Northeast Region average: $3,232
Carpal Tunnel Surgery, US average: $3,019
- Midwest Region average: $3,329
- South Region average: $2,460
Correction of Protruding Ears (Otoplasty), US average: $4,732
- West Region average: $4,591
- Midwest Region average: $4,754
- South Region average: $4,824
- Northeast Region average: $4,831
Bunion Removal, US average: $4,235
- Midwest Region average: $3,725
- South Region average: $3,733
About BuildMyBod Health:
BuildMyBod Health continues to leave its mark in the healthcare space by making price transparency in healthcare easily accessible through advances in information technology. With approximately 250 providers in the network, consumers can both check pricing and purchase procedures and services straight from BuildMyBod.com, the doctor’s website, or the BuildMyBod iPhone/iPad app. The price quotes are doctor-specific, and include pricing for procedures ranging from facelifts and tummy tucks, to CT scans and hernia repairs. The BuildMyBod Pricing Assistant provides doctors with real-time feedback regarding their fee schedules. Visit the website to learn more. BuildMyBod Health also produces a podcast that showcases the latest insights from across the healthcare spectrum. *For the complete pricing report, which is continually updated in real time, check http://buildmybod.com/2017annualpricingreport.
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