Tag Archives: Michelle Katz

Medical bill negotiators in the spotlight on ABC News

The other night Michelle Katz was on ABC News describing how a family that had been hit with a $50,000 bill for what seems to have been a normal c-section birth was able to use a medical bill negotiator to … Continue reading

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Telemedicine breaks through on ABC News

One of the interesting things I’ve been able to watch since I wrote my book The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare and launched this blog has been growing interest by the media in alternatives to … Continue reading

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February notes from The Self-Pay Patient

As I mentioned in early January, this is the busy time for my other work (the kind that pays), so blogging here at The Self-Pay Patient isn’t going to be quite as frequent as in the past. I’m aiming for … Continue reading

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Other helpful blogs for self-pay patients

I like to think that I’ve created a ‘one-stop source’ of information, commentary, and news that is helpful to self-pay patients, a category that includes the uninsured, those with high-deductible health insurance plans, and anybody else who finds themselves paying … Continue reading

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Tips on saving money when paying for health care

A few weeks ago I ran across an article in Woman’s Day titled ‘22 Ways to Save on Health Care’ that I thought would be helpful to self-pay patients, including not only those who are uninsured but also anybody with … Continue reading

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How to save money as a self-pay patient in the emergency room

Self-pay patients can, with a little advanced planning and conscious effort, wind up saving a lot of money. Whether it’s finding a cash-only doctor, visiting hospitals and surgical facilities in the U.S. that offer up-front and real prices, signing up for a telemedicine service, using generics and … 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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