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Minnesota Hospital Price Check

Minnesota hospitals and health systems recognize that navigating the price of health care is complex. An increasing number of Minnesotans have “high-deductible” health plans in which the consumer has greater responsibility for health care costs. These may include higher out-of-pocket costs each year, increased co-pays and a deductible that must be reached before coverage kicks in. Consumers who are scheduling elective procedures or non-emergency treatments or services want to know in advance what to expect. Minnesota Hospital Price Check is designed to help you be an educated consumer and get the information you need.

For more information about understanding health care prices, the Healthcare Financial Management Association has developed Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide.  

Consumers should also consider quality when researching the cost of their care. When choosing a hospital, we encourage consumers to consider a variety of factors such as speaking with their physician about their individual care plan and researching safety and quality information for the type of care they will be receiving. Visit the federal government’s Hospital Compare website for information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.

Minnesota is one of the states with the highest quality and lowest health care costs in the nation. Learn more about quality and cost of care in Minnesota.

Understanding the cost of health care

Minnesota's hospitals are working hard to deliver safer care, improve the patient experience and save health care costs. Click here to better understand health care spending and the cost of health care, insurance and prescription drugs.