CLEVELAND — Ever feel like you have no idea what your doctor bills are going to cost you? In an effort for transparency in medical costs, local hospitals have put prices online. However, as major federal regulations on costs draw near, a Cleveland research group said so far the price-listings don’t help you the patient.
Howard Barksdale, 69, from Bedford, was driving down the road and got rear-ended in December of last year.
“It’s like a contusion of being hit. My neck was jarred,” Barksdale said.
He said the doctor in the ER asked him to get a CT Scan.
“It’s like anything. You always want to know the price of it. I don’t know why that would be different?” said Barksdale.
He didn’t know the price. He was charged more than $3,900.
“There should be some kind of a clear explanation of what the bill is going to be