Today Pricing Healthcare announces several improvements to its platform and important steps toward its goal of making access to quality healthcare simpler and more affordable for everyone.
The PricingHealthcare.com website has been expanded to support a much larger number of specialties, beyond standard medical facilities like hospitals, surgery centers, and imaging centers,
into the realms of telehealth, dental services, eye care, mental health, chiropractic care, long-term care and assisted living, dialysis, and a wide array of specialists including dermatologists,
allergists, audiologists, ophthalmologists, urologists, and more. Not only are providers of all types of facilities encouraged to publish prices for many of their services and procedures,
but the site also fully embraces the concept of a nationwide healthcare directory.
The consumer-patient site has been updated to be more consistent and clear, with two primary search options: 1) by procedure or service, and 2) by specialty or facility type. Though our content
tends to lend itself more to research-oriented activities, which many prefer to do on a desktop or tablet, the site has now been updated to better support mobile devices.
Too many consumers have been frustrated by sites like Pricing Healthcare that promise to reveal healthcare prices, but in the end offer far too little, and in only a few metro areas. Today we announce
the ability for consumers to stimulate provider participation in their area. If there's a provider in their area they'd like to see listed on our site, or if they'd like to recommend facility types,
specialties, or procedures, they can go to our site and anonymously make a request. This helps us target our outreach to specific providers in higher demand areas,
letting providers know that nearby patients are looking for them on PricingHealthcare.com.
In order to further facilitate provider adoption, we have significantly lowered provider fees, and have even introduced ways for providers to start using our platform for free.
We have also made a number of changes to improve search results, support a larger variety of provider ownership structures, and improve response times
for growing consumer and provider traffic.