Comparative shopping site pays patients for posting medical bills online

A new website takes a unique approach to comparative healthcare shopping, MedPage Today reports. MedicalBillExchange.com allows patients to post both their bills and their benefits explanations online, allowing other site users to see what others are paying and where. In a twist, the site charges customers to view such documents--$4 per bill and $6 per benefits explanation--with 85 percent of the proceeds going to the person who posted the documents. Nick Newsad, the site's creator, refers to the effort as "medical bill crowdsourcing," according to the story. Article

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