I thought this may be worth sharing. You can customize it to local zip code to get the local average cost.http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/money/consumer/dont_waste_your_money/want-to-know-how-much-a-medical-procedure-is-going-to-cost-before-you-go%3F-know-you-can
With more and more families on these high deductible health care plans, it's important to know how much you have to shell out for medical procedures...
The way the plans work, you pretty much pay for everything out of pocket, except preventive care, until you reach your deductible... But many doctors and hospitals won't tell you upfront what a procedure will cost.
According to a recent report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, you might want to check out a new website, www.healthcarebluebook.com
It was started by a physician,and it lists lists average prices for dozens of medical and dental procedures.
For instance, a 24 hour ekg should cost 290 dollars.
Removal of a benign lesion or mole: 122 dollars.
A dental crown: 855 dollars.
You can even customize it by zip code!
But keep in mind… different insurance companies have different negotiated prices ...so you could still be charged more or less than what's in the blue book.