Central PA Teamsters

DID YOU KNOW the price of medical procedure from one facility to another can be different by hundreds or even thousands of dollars? It’s true. Now you have the power to see these differences and choose where you go for your medical procedures. In addition, visiting Fair Price facilities for certain procedures could earn a reward!!

 

 

Introducing Healthcare Bluebook

 

What is Healthcare Bluebook

 

Starting April 1, 2018 Healthcare Bluebook has been selected by the Central PA Teamsters as an added healthcare benefit to help you shop for care, compare facilities, save money on healthcare services and earn rewards. Did you know that in-network prices for the same procedure can vary by over 500% depending on the facility you choose? Our web and mobile applications make it easy to save money on hundreds of the most common medical services and procedure by showing you the cost ranges in your area, and providing you with a selection of FAIR PRICE facilities.

What is the “FAIR PRICE?”

 

The FAIR PRICE is the amount you should reasonably expect a service or procedure to cost in your area. Bluebook FAIR PRICES are based on the actual amount paid on the claim, not the billed amount, and reflect the discounts that the health plan has negotiated with the facility.

 

For services that include more than one provider, separate FAIR PRICE amounts may be shown for facility, physician and anesthesiologist.

 

How do I find a FAIR PRICE?

 

Finding a FAIR PRICE provider is easy using Healthcare Bluebook. Type in a search term or use the drop down menus to search for a particular service. Select the service you are looking for from the search results. Review the price range in your area and find the local FAIR PRICE for your service. Scroll down the page and review provider options for the service. Bluebook conveniently color codes all the provider options to make it easy for you to identify those providers with prices at or below the FAIR PRICE.

 

How will an employee know that a service is rewards-eligible?

When a member searches for an eligible service within the Healthcare Bluebook website or mobile app, an alert will display on the results page; this indicates the service is eligible for a Go Green to Get Green reward. The dollar amount ($25, $50, or $100) will be clearly displayed with a link to more information on the program. The employee, spouse or dependent that receives an eligible service are all eligible to earn a reward through this program.

What procedures are reward eligible?

Based on best practices, Healthcare Bluebook developed the following procedure categories and dollar amounts for the incentive program:

Procedure

Incentive

Most CT Scans

$25

Most MRI's

$25

Transthoracic Echocardiogram

$25

TTE with doppler

$25

Cataract surgery

$50

Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic)

$50

Ear tube placement (tympanostomy)

$50

Heart perfusion imaging

$50

Lithotripsy

$50

Removal of adenoids

$50

Sleep study

$50

Tonsillectomy

$50

Knee arthroscopy

$100

Shoulder arthroscopy

$100

 

So how does it work......

1.       Click this link www.healthcarebluebook.com/cc/centralpateamsters                                               

Company Code: CentralPATeamsters

2.       Search for your procedure

3.       See the Fair Price

4.       Select a Fair Price Facility

5.       Save Money & Earn Rewards (when available)

Healthcare Bluebook automatically handles fulfillment via claims data- there are no forms to fill out and submit. The claims data is reviewed on a monthly basis for eligible services and rewards are issued to qualifying members and dependents.

Checks are sent along with a congratulatory letter. For non-cash incentives, a letter explaining the reward will be sent. For dependents under age 18, the information is sent the employee. 

 

TRY THE APP!

Install the Bluebook App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

Company Code: CentralPATeamsters

** Only available to members of the Central PA Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund.

Central Pennsylvania Teamsters Pension Fund
P.O. Box 15223
Reading, PA 19612-5223
Toll Free in PA:
1-800-343-0136
Toll Free in USA:
1-800-331-0420

 

Central Pennsylvania Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund
P.O. Box 15224
Reading, PA 19612-5224
Toll Free in PA:
1-800-422-8330
Toll Free in USA:
1-800-331-0420

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