Patients
Direct Payment / Cash Friendly Practices
Direct Payment / Cash Friendly Practices
More and more patients are looking to work directly with their physicians without the government or insurance company in the exam room. To see a list of physicians with direct payment / cash friendly practices please visit: https://aaps.wufoo.com/reports/m5p6z0/. As this list grows we will work to make it more user friendly. It is sorted by state by default but can be sorted by any other column by clicking on the column heading. Are you a physician? Add your practice to the list: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/z7p0q5/
Patient Response to “Surprise” or Outrageous Bills
With the help of Frank Lobb, author of The Great Health Care Fraud and Too Big to Be Legal, AAPS has developed suggested letters for insured patients to send in case they get a huge bill from an out-of-network “provider” called in by a hospital, such as the $117,000 bill from a “drive-by” assistant surgeon (NYT 9/20/14). Use the comment box at the bottom of the page to share your reactions to these letters, other letters you have used, and the outcomes. Suggested responses of insured patients to unexpected, outrageous bills. (It is important to send within 30 days.) Letter... read more
Restoring Free Markets to Medicine
Restoring Free Markets to Medicine
AAPS physicians are kicking big government and government-controlled insurance companies out of their offices and are leading the Way Back to FREEDOM in Medicine. The result? Both Doctors and Patients are happier! Be sure to scroll down past the videos to see a list of more resources helpful to physicians looking to reduce or eliminate third-party interference in their practice.   Learn from these doctors taking back their profession:   Full Video from 1/9/2015 Thrive, Not Just Survive XXI, New Orleans   The Psychology of Direct Pay Medicine - Robert Emmons, MD & Josh Umbehr, MD - September 2014  ... read more
Surgery Centers with Cash-Friendly Pricing
Surgery Centers with Cash-Friendly Pricing
Resources for Patients Looking for Transparent Surgery Pricing. Tell us about other facilities or resources that should be added to this page: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Surgery Center of Oklahoma - http://www.SurgeryCenterOK.com THE pioneer in cash pricing for surgery No Insurance Surgery - http://www.noinsurancesurgery.com/ Las Vegas, NV Self-Pay Patient's List of Surgery Centers and Hospitals - http://selfpaypatient.com/selfpayhealthcaremarket/ Scroll down to "Hospitals/Surgery Centers" Free Market Medical Association - http://marketmedicine.org/free-market-map/ Map of free market medical facilities and physicians
How Much Should You Pay for Medical Care?
The biggest reason for the medical spending spiral is the lack of straightforward information on prices and actual costs. As Ralph Weber of MediBid explains; “This is because the “product” changed from “medical care” to “healthcare coverage” after 1965, and third-party payment with “assignment” of benefits (paying providers, not subscribers) disguises and increase costs.” Those feeding on the cash cow of third-party payment have a vested interest in keeping prices as high as possible—and true payment rates and costs a secret. One consequence is that “we charge our best customers the worst price,” states Jeff Rice of Healthcare Blue Book.... read more
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