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Pay Cash For Your Healthcare – And The Benefits Of Not Using Your Health Insurance
The cost of healthcare has been a burden to many people – especially the ones bankrupted by the costs of their insurance healthcare options. Now, you may be among the ones who rage about having to pay full price for their medical procedures and therefore ‘pray’ on the healthcare options. However, you should know that healthcare is changing as we speak – and paying more when you are paying cash is a long-gone history in many healthcare facilities. In reality, many doctors and hospitals live up to the premise to give a discount when people pay cash nowadays. Cash prices are now a transparent reality, and their aim is to let everyone see and check their affordable options for treatment. The medical price transparency has also come with a significant price drop for cash payments. This has been mainly to the intermediary which is the one that drives up the cost (the insurance company). However, many health facilities have removed the insurance companies as an intermediary and started to allow full price transparency between a patient and a physician. The types of procedures for w
Cash is better in many ways, but when it comes to healthcare the numbers are staggeringly against insurance companies. Lower costs to consumers and higher profit margins for the providers may have the cure for Obamacare & Big Insurance. The Blaze take on this topic in a comprehensive video expose about Cash and the American Health Care System. Fortunately, more clinics are recognizing the need for transparency and beginning to actually list prices on their websites. One such clinic, Tri-Lakes Diagnostic Imaging Services in Branson, Missouri, has recently launched a new program called the 1 Thru 5 Plan in an attempt to bring lower cost Imaging services to patients. Patients who utilize their Imaging services will pay one low fee for services as listed on their website that include testing by highly trained staff and interpretation by a Board-Certified Radiologist, without additional utilization or radiologist fees. Another clinic which also offers the self-pay option is Springfield MRI and Imaging Center in Springfield, Missouri. Although they do not list their prices on their website, they will answer your questions over the phone or by email. Both Tri-Lakes Diagnostic and Springfield MRI offer diagnostic testing, such as X-rays, CT Scans, Ultrasounds and MRI’s at a better rate than what one would expect to find if they had the procedure performed at a hospital. Both off
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Introduction of New “1 Thru 5 Plan” Aims to take the Hell out of Diagnostic Healthcare BRANSON, Missouri: Tri-Lakes Diagnostic Imaging has suspended insurance services and will no longer be filing commercial insurance claims, with a few exceptions. The reason for this is, “Your current insurance is simply a catastrophic plan!” The Affordable Care Act is a disaster. Insurance rates are skyrocketing and deductibles are through the roof! You would have to be hit by a train before you would see any real benefits. Deductibles for most will never be met. Our question is, “So why try?” Insurance is also an immense burden for the provider as well. Denied payments for medical necessity, poor and inaccurate processing of claims and reimbursement rates so low now that often times it is below our operational costs. Physicians and medical offices are starting to fight back by providing a “Direct Care or Concierge” service that eliminates the need for insurance, except for what it is really intended for and that is in a catastrophic situation. Tri-Lakes Diagnostic Imaging has given great effort to work with insurance companies only to be abused time and time again. We end up losing and the patient ends up losing. So we asked the same question, “So why try?” That is why TLD Imaging is announcing the launch of their new “One thru Five Plan” and we
Two years after the Affordable Care Act began requiring most Americans to have health insurance, 10.5 million who are eligible to buy coverage through the law’s new insurance exchanges were still uninsured this fall, according to the Obama administration. Continue reading the main story http://www.nytimes.com
“My doctor gave me a referral to have my imaging done at another facility, but I want to use Family Imaging. Is this a problem?” We often hear comments like this one at Family Imaging. When your doctor orders a diagnostic test, whether it be laboratory or radiology, there could be a medically based reason that he/she has ordered you to go to a specific facility. It could also simply be because that it is the facility your doctor’s practice is affiliated with. Industry Trends One current trends in healthcare management is the practice of hospitals buying physician practices. There are many reasons for this practice, but economics plays a big role. An article in Becker’s Hospital Review titled “10 Ways for Hospital’s and Health Systems to Increase Profitability in 2012,” says this about the trend. “They can either cut costs or create new revenue streams.” What the Patient Needs to Know So what does this mean to you, the patient? One of many reasons hospitals buy physician practices is to have an influence on where physicians send their patients for imaging and other diagnostic tests. Physicians are encouraged to utilize the affiliated hospital for all of their diagnostic tests and imaging. What many patients do not realize is the patient can choose the imaging facility. Keep in mind there can be very legitimate reasons why your