The ins and outs of health insurance – Handling high-deductible plans
Abstract: Low-deductible health plans tend to have extremely expensive monthly premiums. As a result, an increasing number of patients are coming into physicians’ offices with high-deductible plans. This article explains that, while for routine care this is unlikely to be a big problem, for expensive procedures many patients may be unaware of just how much of the procedure fee they’ll have to cover themselves. The article notes that medical practices need to make it as easy as possible for patients to pay their bills — and obtain high-quality health care at the same time.