30 Second Insurance Tips©

Tip 24- Compare Prices Before Receiving Care

A client recently had a routine colonoscopy.

Procedure Discount Allowed
Operating
Room
$1,977 $593 $1,034
Recovery Room $513 $154 $359
Drugs $80 $24 $56
Physician Charges $1,218 $536 $687
Total Amount Paid Provider $2,136

Over two thousand dollars for a simple colonoscopy! Depending on where you have your procedure, you could even spend double that number.

Be sure to compare prices before you receive care. Think of the impact on premiums if everyone did that.