Tag Archives: Health care

Hospital billing negotiators can save patients big money

One of the most important things for self-pay patients to be able to do is to get real prices from hospitals and surgical facilities before they actually undergo treatment, by using tools such as the Healthcare Blue Book or Medi-Bid. Doing so can save the … Continue reading

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Delay in Obamacare limits may lead to more insured being self-pay when it comes to prescription drugs

The news yesterday that limits on out-of-pocket expenses for the insured under Obamacare will be delayed until 2014 may leave more people in the same boat as the uninsured when it comes to buying prescription drugs. As the New York Times reports: … Continue reading

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Direct primary care an option for self-pay patients

The AARP reported earlier this week on a growing trend among doctors opting out of insurance contracts and simply accepting cash payment for services. Known as direct primary care, this trend is a tremendous boon to self-pay patients. The Doctor … Continue reading

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