| Posted On Nov 26, 2019 | By:

Avoiding Unexpected Medical Bills

One of the most common complaints to health care providers and health plans comes when a patient receives a bill for a service that the patient assumed would be covered completely. In many cases, this is because health plans typically cover preventive care in total, but may not completely cover diagnostic care. And if a clinician provides both preventive and diagnostic care during the same visit or procedure, you may have to pay some portion (such as a copayment,

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| Posted On Aug 14, 2017 | By:

Preventive Care versus Diagnostic Care: What’s the difference? And how might my out-of-pocket cost change?

In most instances, health insurance plans cover preventive care and you don’t pay anything for these services.  But depending on your health plan, you may have to pay something for diagnostic care.  And if both preventive and diagnostic care are provided by a clinician during the same visit (for example, during a routine physical), you may have to pay some portion (such as a copayment, deductible, or co-insurance) for the diagnostic services. 

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