Consumer driven health care and tools such as Flexible Spending Accounts have helped put the power of health care spending in consumers’ hands.
This means you have control over how your health care dollars are spent. Through BCBSTX you have access to a variety of tools, including the Benefit Value Advisor, Blue Distinction Centers ($250 credit if you use one of these facilities), and the Diabetic Program.
But with the cost of services varying widely even within the same network and geographic area, how can you be sure you’re getting the most bang for your health care buck?
Enter Health Care Cost Transparency tools. These online tools, which are available through BCBSTX, allow consumers to compare costs for everything from prescription drugs to major surgeries. To access these tools, visit www.bcbstx.com; once you log in, click on the Blue Access link. In this link you are able to view coverage details, claims information, balances and more.