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Public Employees Benefit program asked to improve healthcare information available to members

Legislative auditors say Nevada’s Public Employees Benefit Program needs to improve the information available to participants to help them make decisions that will protect both their health and their pocketbooks.The report issued Thursday says there is a large disparity in charges for different medical procedures around the state and, with the conversion to a high-deductible health plan, participants need more information so they can comparison shop to save themselves and the plan money.Auditors pointed out, for example, that the price of a colonoscopy ranged from $248 in Las Vegas to $1,620 in Elko.The 2011 Legislature raised deductibles from $800 to …

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