Tag Archives: cash-only doctor

How to Opt Out of Obamacare

December has arrived, and the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare, of course) that will be effective January 1 is looming large. Recent press accounts suggest the online exchanges are working … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Cash-Only Doctors, Convenient Care Clinics, Critical Illness, Accident, & Fixed Benefit Insurance, Direct Care Practice, Health Sharing Ministries, Medical Tourism, Negotiating Medical Bills, Price Transparency, Short-term health insurance, Telemedicine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Cash-Only Surgical Center Featured in Orthopedics This Week

I’ve previously featured Dr. Robert Haar and Regency Healthcare, an orthopedic surgical facility in New York City that has gone cash-only. Finding primary care doctors who are friendly to self-pay patients can be enough of a challenge, and tracking down hospitals and … Continue reading

Posted in Cash-Only Doctors, Price Transparency, Surgery | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

More cash-only doctors offering services to self-pay patients

Cash-only doctors are predicted to grow in the coming years, which will provide self-pay patients with more options and more savings when it comes to paying for their healthcare needs. Whether uninsured or with a high-deductible health insurance plan, these … Continue reading

Posted in Cash-Only Doctors, Direct Care Practice, High-deductible health insurance, Price Transparency | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Deal of a lifetime offered by direct primary care practice in Kansas

Obamacare’s exchanges weren’t the only thing in the health care world opening earlier this week on October 1. Little noticed in all the media circus was a direct primary care practice in Lawrence, Kansas with a deal for self-pay patients … Continue reading

Posted in Cash-Only Doctors, Direct Care Practice, Price Transparency | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

For less than many insurance co-pays, this doctor in Austin Texas will see you

Dr. Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma tweeted yesterday about the Austin Med Clinic, a cash-only doctor’s office in Austin, Texas: https://twitter.com/SurgeryCenterOK/status/377451625138630656 The ‘unbelievable’ prices that Dr. Crump offers are pretty simple – $30 for a single condition or medical issue, … Continue reading

Posted in Cash-Only Doctors, Price Transparency | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cash-only doctors provide quality, affordable healthcare for self-pay patients

I’ve mentioned a few times in past blog posts that cash-only medical practices can be a great option for both the uninsured and insured with a high deductible patient, and specifically discussed the benefits of what are called direct primary care … Continue reading

Posted in Cash-Only Doctors, Concierge Medicine, Direct Care Practice, Price Transparency | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Electronic health records mandate and self-pay patients

A reader of The Self-Pay Patient asked whether, as a self-pay patient, their private medical records would be available to the government or insurance companies as a result of the electronic health records mandate contained in Obamacare. I’ve looked around a little and … Continue reading

Posted in Cash-Only Doctors, Direct Care Practice, Hospitals, Medical Tourism, Patient Privacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments