How Smart Healthcare Consumers will Save Money in 2019

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Whether you have a PPO, HMO, or are self-pay, there are a few ways you can save money on your healthcare in 2019.

How do I make the most of my healthcare options?

When it comes to making the most of your healthcare options, there are three things that you can do to be a smart consumer: communicate, compare, and choose the best value. Research your options by taking these three steps to get best quality care at the lowest possible cost.

1. Communicate. You know the old saying, “It doesn’t hurt to ask”. When it comes to healthcare, few patients actually ask for help. The very best thing you can do to save money on healthcare is to call the provider before your treatment or procedure. There are two reasons for this – not only is it good practice to determine the cost of services beforehand, it’s also a good idea to simply ask to be guided through the process. Many providers offer payment options or discounts that most patients don’t even ask for.

2. Compare. Shopping around and comparing providers in your area can lead to significant cost savings. You may be surprised to find that you have choices when it comes to healthcare services and preventative screening. If your primary care physician gives you a prescription for an MRI, for example, did you know that you can use an outpatient center for imaging? Comparing the cost of services at a hospital and outpatient facility can lead to significant savings.

3. Choose the best value. Not all facilities are created equal. Imaging centers that are run by Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Radiologists, for example, offer better quality and value to patients than facilities that outsource their services and treatments.

Learn How to Afford Healthcare in 2019

If you are looking for the highest quality care at the best value in the region, call Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg. We’re proud to save you an average of $176 per exam. That’s 27% less expensive than our competitors. We achieve 95% + in customer satisfaction at all of our locations and offer payment plans to make your imaging studies easier to budget. Our local experts provide a high level of customer service to answer your healthcare questions. Call us today: 540-741-9729

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