You can ask the price of a procedure at a hospital, but may ask several different people before finally getting an answer. Listing set prices for procedures has lead to medical tourism. People will travel to get the price they want, saving a lot of money even considering the travel costs. Hospitals around the globe are highly accredited and can be a fraction of some costs in the U.S. Minor procedures lead to patient travel across the country. Doctors and facilities can place bids for your procedure on MediBid. Patients can see prices and physician specifics before accepting a bid for care and make an informed choice.