BuildMyBod Health is the number one trusted online marketplace for healthcare services. It provides consumers and employers with self-funded plans free access to its robust database of price information on medically necessary procedures typically paid out of pocket before a deductible is met or because the service is considered cosmetic. These prices are often better than the so-called negotiated rates provided by insurance companies and reflected in claims data.
BuildMyBod Health also offers a Pricing Assistant for doctors and facilities to better understand how their prices fit within the competitive landscape of other healthcare providers. No claims data or nebulous ranges are used in calculating consumer price quotes; only actionable data.
New to the BuildMyBod database this year are medically necessary procedures such as: colonoscopy, blood tests, CT scans, and a slew of services and procedures aimed at back pain sufferers. According to the American Chiropractic Association, “31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.” Our data shows that Americans are spending an average of $1647 for an epidural injection to alleviate such. BuildMyBod provider, Dr. Richard Kube of Prairie Spine, specializes in minimally invasive spine treatments and pain management remedies and offers patients price estimates through the BuildMyBod Price Estimator on his website. These include epidural injections, disc replacements and fusions to name a few.
In the cosmetic space, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.1 million total cosmetic procedures were performed in 2016. Breast augmentation remains the most popular with liposuction ranking a close second. According to our data, consumers are dishing out anywhere from $5,900-$6,900 for a fuller chest.
Other procedures of interest mentioned in the 2018 Health Pricing Report include:
Brazilian Butt Lift (using fat injections), US average, US average: $9,148
- West Region average: $11,819
- South Region average: $8,274
- Northeast Region average: $7,425
Chin Enlargement (with implant) US average: $4,012
- West Region average: $3,897
- Midwest Region average: $3,417
- South Region average: $4,333
- Northeast Region average: $3,163
Tummy Tuck US average: $7,936
- West Region average: $8,628
- Midwest Region average: $7,322
- South Region average: $7,744
- Northeast Region average: $7,601
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. Consumers across the country can check pricing and purchase procedures and services straight from BuildMyBod.com, the doctor’s website, or the BuildMyBod iPhone/iPad app. The price quotes provided are doctor-specific, and include the cost of facelifts and mommy makeovers, to CT scans, spine surgery, hernia repairs and other diagnostic exams. The BuildMyBod Pricing Assistant allows providers to get real-time feedback regarding their fee schedules. Visit the website to learn more.
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