Tag Archives: Health Care Blue Book

Orthopedic surgery center in New York City begins offering cash prices

For the past several months I’ve cited the Surgery Center of Oklahoma several times as a place where self-pay patients can go to get real prices that are ‘all-inclusive,’ meaning the fee listed covers the entire procedure, and patients don’t have to … Continue reading

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PricePain.com providing real prices for medical visits and procedures

A few days ago I found PricePain.com, a relatively new online service that allows people to find the cost of a visit to a doctor, retail health clinic, or other provider near them, as well as the prices of procedures they … Continue reading

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Narayana surgical hospitals in India provide heart surgery for much less than U.S. facilities

I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to write this post since I was reading an article about this topic several weeks back that helped prompt me to launch The Self-Pay Patient. I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve written a book to … Continue reading

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Big savings for ‘under-insured’ family needing tonsillectomy

I’ve said before, whether you’re an uninsured, high-deductible, or ‘fully’ insured self-pay patient, if you’re not following Michelle Katz, you’re doing it wrong. Michelle is a nurse and patient advocate who focuses on helping individual families avoid medical debt and get … Continue reading

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Medical tourism satire reveals important lessons for uninsured/self-pay patients

Freelance writer Justin Matis had what was mostly intended (I think) as a satirical piece in Slate on the subject of medical tourism and getting major medical needs met as an uninsured American. Satire or not, though, for self-pay patients his article does raise some important … Continue reading

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