If you’re like many Americans, you don’t know what an emergency department visit or
an operation costs until a bill from a health care provider or a letter from your health
insurance plan comes in the mail. This uncertainty can be stressful and can
make it hard to plan your personal or household finances.
This guide can help you if:
You want to know where to get answers to your questions about health care prices.
You would like to compare prices for a particular service among providers.
You want to better understand, plan and manage your out-of-pocket health care costs.
You are covered by a high-deductible health plan.
(Healthcare Financial Management Association)