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Coming Soon: Personalized Cost Estimator Tool

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will launch a new tool in 2023 to give members personalized cost estimates for many medical procedures based on their benefits.

To meet recent federal regulations, Blue Cross and its partners have been working diligently to develop and test this complex new program before rolling out a user-friendly tool for our customers.

In the meantime, members may use Blue Cross’ existing SmartShopper tool that allows members to compare costs based on price and location at https://bcbsla.smartshopper.com.

For personal cost information, members can ask their health care providers for an estimate or call the Customer Service number on their ID cards for out-of-pocket cost information.

Our SmartShopper tool lets you compare the costs of common medical procedures based on price and location.

With these facts, you can make the choice that's right for you.

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When you choose a high-quality, in-network facility that charges less, you pay less, too!

Depending on your plan, you could pay less up front and out of pocket for your procedure. And that adds up to savings for you!


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