WhereToFindCare.com's Ten Tips to Control Health Care Costs:
Tip #1: Question everything.
Ask why those tests, screenings and medications your doctor orders are necessary and whether lower-cost alternatives are appropriate.
Then, check with your health plan to make sure they will cover it. Sometimes a standard X-ray is just as effective as an MRI or CT scan, and some health plans require additional information from the doctor before they will cover a more expensive version of a diagnostic test.
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Ten Tips to Control Health Care Costs