In an effort to demystify health care costs in the tri-state area—and hopefully save people some money—Gothamist and WNYC are partnering with the research company ClearHealthCoststo launch #PriceCheckNYC, a new community health cost sharing project. 

We have set up an interactive database that will allow you to share information about what you have paid for recent medical services, and to search for the cost of a given medical procedure at different health care providers in your area. In the coming months, we will use this information, along with your comments and emails, to generate stories that lift the veil on a health care system that is often intentionally opaque.