Jeffrey Singer: The Man Who Was Treated for $17,000 Less

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

From the Wall Street Journal, a Phoenix, Ariz., doctor posts about a patient who chose to have routine outpatient hernia surgery without using his insurance — after being quoted about $20,000 as an insured patient for the procedure. “Most people are unaware that if they don’t use insurance, they can negotiate upfront cash prices with […]