UnitedHealthcare’s free mobile app Health4Me is now available to all consumers. Health4Me gives all users access to an array of health care information, including the ability to review market average prices for more than 520 medical services. Health4Me is designed to help all consumers make more informed decisions regarding their care, including the ability to:
- locate nearby health care providers, and convenience care, urgent care and emergency care facilities;
- review market average prices for more than 520 medical services across 290 episodes of care, providing a comprehensive view of what consumers should expect throughout their course of treatment; and
- more easily anticipate and manage health care expenses based on local estimates.
Any consumer using myHealthcare Cost Estimator can estimate the cost of more than 520 common services across more than 290 “episodes of care,” which creates a comprehensive view of what consumers should expect throughout their course of treatment, from the time they first visit the doctor to the test or procedure, and through physical therapy or any necessary follow-up care. The cost information is based on local averages for each care path step.For UnitedHealthcare plan participants, estimates are personalized to reflect an individual’s own health plan benefits, including his or her real-time account balances when applicable, and provide a comprehensive view of what consumers should expect throughout their course of treatment. Estimates are based on available fee schedules and actual contracted rates with care providers; in the small number of cases when that information is not available, estimates are based on historical claims with the care provider. The latest functionality builds on the success of myHealthcare Cost Estimator, which provides more than 21 million UnitedHealthcare plan participants with quality ratings and personalized cost estimates based on actual contracted rates with health care providers and facilities. Since its introduction in 2012, myHealthcare Cost Estimator has generated more than $2.3 billion in estimates. Information covering about 726,000 health care professionals and 5,600 hospitals is available in multiple ways, including through UnitedHealthcare customer service representatives and health coaches, and online and mobile devices. myHealthcare Cost Estimator continues the tradition of transparency established eight years ago when UnitedHealthcare introduced its first offering to help consumers comparison shop for health services and understand how costs differ from doctor to doctor. About UnitedHealthcareUnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group.