January 20, 2016
How to Find the Lowest Cost Option for Medical Services
Your doctor says you need a medical service, like labs, or a procedure, like a colonoscopy. He or she gives you a referral. What do you do next?
Although patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations, they have options on where to continue care and can make decisions based on their financial circumstances.
Online resources can be used to find estimates for a service or procedure in hospitals near you. With this information, you... Read More
October 14, 2014
It’s Saturday afternoon and your 6-year old son falls and injuries his wrist during a soccer game. His wrist is now tender and swollen, but your physician’s office is closed for the weekend. What do you do? When someone needs immediate medical care the first line of advice is to seek help at the nearest emergency room. But is this truly an emergency? A trip to the emergency room almost always involves a long wait and a high copay. Urgent care centers offer an alternative option for individuals... Read More