Tag Archives: NeedyMeds

A few of my favorite things – NeedyMeds

Regular readers of The Self-Pay Patient blog know that I’m a big fan of an organization called NeedyMeds,* which focuses on helping patients obtain needed medical care that they might not otherwise be able to afford. NeedyMeds started with a … Continue reading

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NeedyMeds launches HEALFundr, a crowdfunding site for medical expenses

The focus of being a self-pay patient is, obviously, paying directly for your own medical care. While that usually means paying for care with personal funds, including money in a heath savings account that has been set aside for the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Obamacare’s gaps

Stories are starting to accumulate about people who have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges (or at least thought they did) but do not actually have coverage at the moment, or at least lack an insurance card … 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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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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Getting help in getting prescription drug help

Prescription drugs are often an important part of a patient’s treatment, and they can also be an expensive part of the overall medical bill. I’ve mentioned in the past several ways self-pay patients can save money, such as using a prescription … Continue reading

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Webinar for medical bill mediation services

One of the financial risks self-pay patients face is going to the hospital for treatment and getting hit with so-called ‘chargemaster’ prices. These prices are hugely inflated over what the real price for treatment is, often three to five times … Continue reading

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NeedyMeds, a one-stop source for prescription drug savings

Saving money on prescription drugs is important to everyone, but especially self-pay patients who don’t have coverage for their medicines or who have high deductibles. I’ve mentioned a couple of options in the past, including the $4 generic drugs programs offered by most major … Continue reading

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Saving on drug costs with pharmacy discount cards

Buying generic drugs to save on prescription drug costs can result in big savings. But sometimes there are no generics available, or the generics that are available don’t work. In other cases, the medicine that your doctor prescribes isn’t on the insurer’s … Continue reading

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