Dear HealthCue: I was told that I could find out what physicians charge for services. This would be helpful to me when calculating my medical expenses each year. How do I find out this information?
-David in Kansas City
Dear David: There is no general information currently available to find out what physicians charge. However, if you live in certain geographic areas, some of the major insurers are making this information available to their insured subscribers. For instance, in you hometown of Kansas City, Aetna will begin posting physician rates it pays to area doctors on its web site. Call your health insurer to see if this information is available to consumers yet. We will continue to monitor this situation and pass on the information to you as it becomes available.
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