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Health Care Cost Trends in Maryland: What we’ve learned from three years of claims data
With three years of data on four episodes of care, we can start seeing if there are any emerging trends in the health care costs across Maryland.
Let’s Talk About the Cost of Gall Bladder Surgery
If you are preparing for gall bladder surgery, don’t forget to ask about costs ahead of time.
Maryland Health Connection Can Help You Sign up for Health Insurance
Do you have health insurance coverage for 2021? If not, look at your options and sign-up before Dec. 15, 2020!
Lumbar Spine Fusion: Preparing for the Procedure and Costs
Before a big procedure like a lumbar spine fusion, patients will have a lot of questions about what to expect during the surgery and what the recovery period looks like. But, are you also asking about costs?
Sign The Appeal
Appeal to doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to work together to make all costs public and provide the highest quality care at the lowest possible costs.
Download a Custom Report
Use our database to create a customized report and choose hospitals in your area to compare costs.
Doctors and Providers:
Create custom reports to refer your patients.
Health Care Professionals:
Download data files for your research.
Get Your Shirt
Contact MHCC to find out more about how we can help you build awareness in your program.
How to Find a Health Plan
Visit the Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health care marketplace, to enroll in a health plan.
How to File a Complaint
Visit the MHCC’s Filing a Complaint page for more information on how to file a complaint or report an issue about a health care provider or health benefit plan.
How to Find a Health Care Provider
Click on the links below to find the type of health care provider you need:
If you already have health insurance, call your health plan to find out whether a specific provider is covered by your insurance.
How to Compare Quality
The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) has developed tools to help you compare the quality of health care providers and health insurance plans in Maryland.
How to Talk to Your Doctor about Your Health Care Costs and Treatment Options
Having an open conversation with your doctor may help you save money. To start the conversation about the cost of your care, download a custom report from wearthecost.org. Then, click on the articles and other links below for some tips on how to talk to your doctor about health care costs and choosing a treatment plan that is right for you.
- “Six Questions to Ask at Every Doctor’s Appointment” (PDF – 189 KB) Elisabeth Rosenthal (PBS NewsHour, April 27, 2017).
- “How to Save Money at Your Doctor’s Office” (PDF – 183 KB) Elisabeth Rosenthal (Tincture, April 11, 2017).
Spread the word about the high cost of health care in Maryland with your friends and family.