Healthcost Website To Help Compare Health Care Costs

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Insurance has launched the state's new HealthCost website to help people compare prices across health care facilities.

The site, launched Friday, also includes information on health insurance and an interactive too to compare hospitals' quality of care, cleanliness, and customer satisfaction.

The site can be accessed at

NH HealthCost was created by the Insurance Department in 2007. It uses paid claims data collected from New Hampshire’s health insurers to show patients — insured and uninsured — an estimated price for a procedure.

Patients can access the total costs of their procedures, including physician fees, lab fees, and facility fees.