HealthSparq Announces New Contract with One of the Largest Non-Profit Health Plans in New York

Members of major New York health plan will be able to access healthcare cost and quality comparison information

Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET from HealthSparq

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSparq, a leading healthcare transparency solutions provider, announced today that one of the largest non-profit health plans in New York is the latest to join its portfolio of customers.

HealthSparq offers software solutions that health insurers can make available on their member websites to empower healthcare shopping. So far the company has contracted with 15 health plans across 20 states that together provide coverage to over 30 million consumers.

"Health plans that contract with us are looking for innovative solutions to bring clear cost and quality information to their members," said HealthSparq President Scott Decker. "Our award-winning, proven cost and quality comparison solutions offer demonstrated success that will be available to more than one million of New York's insured consumers as part of this new customer relationship."

Specifically, the New York health plan will offer members the following functionality through software powered by HealthSparq:

  • HealthSparq Cost: Provides detailed out-of-pocket estimates and comparisons for common treatments, visits and services from pre-treatment to post-treatment.
  • HealthSparq Provider Search: Similar to online shopping, this tool enables consumers to quickly search, sort and filter for medical providers by a variety of criteria, and view details relevant to decision making based on what one values.
  • HealthSparq Reviews: Patients can read and write ratings and comments about medical providers in a trusted community. Providers can also respond to patient comments to provide a more complete review of the experience.

To learn more about HealthSparq, visit and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To receive a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).

About HealthSparq

HealthSparq develops healthcare transparency solutions for health plans and self-insured employers. The HealthSparq platform leverages data from a variety of sources, including health insurance claims, linked together with community reviews and discussions to empower consumers to make informed decisions via online shopping for healthcare. HealthSparq is part of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies and is located in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about HealthSparq, visit and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).

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