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July 09. 2014 8:27PM

Health care procedure website back on line after hiatus

CONCORD — A website that reports the prices of common health-care procedures in New Hampshire went back on line last week after a six-month hiatus, the Insurance Department said.

NHHealthCost.org went off line in January when an outside company struggled to capture raw claims data, said Tyler Brannen, health policy analyst for the New Hampshire Insurance Department and the site’s creator.

The company, Milliman, collects the data for the state Department of Health and Human Services and then turns it over to the Insurance Department, which turns it over to its contractor — Web Solutions — to post on NHHealthCost.

The Insurance Department created the award-winning site to show likely costs of common procedures such as knee surgeries, colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, and X-rays.

Over the next year, the site should include prices for dozens more procedures, including lab services, dental care, prescription drugs and out-of-state services, Brannen said.

“We are happy to report that NHHealthCost will grow over the coming year as a source of vital information for health care consumers in New Hampshire,” Brannen said.


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