A new national database of healthcare prices has been published. Track local, regional and national price trends on a monthly basis
New York, August 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, journalists, analysts, policy makers, and others with a keen interest in understanding the true price of common health services nationally, regionally and locally will do so. A handy tool is now available for you: the US Health Care Price Index (USP).
USHPI is the first national resource to publicly document the price of cash-for-care in America, especially for journalists and other interested parties. Contains live pricing data for routine health services in all 50 states (primary care, mental health, women’s health, etc.), with additional prices and specialties added over time. In addition to regional and state comparisons, USHPI tracks monthly price changes and market trends.
Historically, pricing data for healthcare services has been opaque and largely inaccessible. There are now state and local databases to keep track of recent cash prices for COVID screening tests, emergency care, and many other medical costs, as well as price databases for commodities like gasoline, air travel, and insurance.
Entire USHPI database of monthly cash prices for June and June July 2022 You can find it here: www.sesamecare.com/compare/ushpi.
What is the cash price of medical care?
Simply put, the cash price is the price a doctor or healthcare provider would charge a consumer if no third-party payer, such as an insurance or government agency, was involved in the transaction. This may be because the patient is uninsured, inadequately insured, or chooses to pay the provider directly without going through an intermediary.
Examples of recent cash prices?
Average cash price for primary care appointments in July usawith your doctor or nurse practitioner, $45 (wyoming was the worst in $39, south dakota was the best in $93). Regionally, the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest are slightly above the national average, $47–$48whereas patients in the South and West paid below average ($43–$44).
The Control Inflation Act is shedding much-needed light on prescription drug prices (and what they may look like in the future).Americans who paid cash for prescription drug refill appointments averaged $44 from June to July.
When it comes to specialty care, the national average price for a mental health consultation is $47 in july $48 in june.the price is $36 of Washington To $169 of connecticut.
June COVID screening average $44 Nationwide, rising to $45 in July.The most affordable COVID bookings are Illinois When Florida July, $36 When $38respectively; the state that paid the most that month was Tennessee ($55) When Missouri ($63).
What is the methodology used to collect the data?
Data is Sesameone of the largest cash payment healthcare markets usaIt covers the thousands of healthcare providers that reside in the market who charge cash prices for their services. Sesame analyzed thousands of primary care and specialty care appointments made on its platform to July 2022.
Sesame is building a radically new healthcare system for Americans who don’t have insurance or can’t afford routine care. The company’s marketplace replaces inefficient and expensive healthcare with a direct connection (virtual or face-to-face) between patients and doctors. This direct connection allows Sesame to offer half-price doctor visits, tests, imaging and prescription drugs. Founders include a Harvard Ph.D. health policy and economics; former Goldman Sachs analyst;Entertainment Executive, Healthcare Reinventor David Goldhill, author of The Atlantic’s legendary cover story, “How American Health Care Killed My Father.”sesame rose $75 million So far, it has fallen behind investors such as GV, Virgin Group and General Catalyst. The company was ranked #1 for overall care by Healthline in 2021 and 2022. For more information, please visit: www.sesamecare.com.