Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mental health treatment and the self-pay patient

As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, one of the issues I haven’t gotten around to addressing here has been mental health care and how self-pay patients can get the most for their health care dollars. I cover … Continue reading

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The Self-Pay Patient book now in paperback!

Good news, the paperback version of The Self-Pay Patient book is now available on Amazon! You can go here to purchase it: The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare. And of course it’s still available in … Continue reading

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Clear Health Costs site a great source for self-pay patients

One of the challenges writing a blog like The Self-Pay Patient is that there are so many great medical practices, facilities, companies, organizations, and web sites out there that it’s hard to find the time and space to write about. … Continue reading

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Patient declines wildly overpriced $500 chest x-ray at hospital

Normally I only do one blog post per day, but last night another item caught my eye after I’d already written and scheduled today’s earlier post (“Insured patients can save money by pretending to be uninsured”). Actually, “caught my eye” … Continue reading

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Insured patients can save money by pretending to be uninsured

I’ve mentioned countless times before that paying directly for health care can result in big savings, especially when seeking treatment at providers and facilities that cater to self-pay patients. This applies to people who are uninsured, have high-deductible plans, or … Continue reading

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Wisconsin direct primary care practice closing, but more opening nationally

At the end of October, I wrote a blog post titled “More cash-only doctors offering services to self-pay patients,” featuring Dr. Will Schupp of Wisconsin and Dr. Kevin Wacasey of Texas. Schupp had opened a direct primary care practice in … Continue reading

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