Everyone is busy and in a hurry these days, except when you are waiting at a doctor’s office.
Here are five simple steps that you can take to save yourself time and money.
- Make sure before you schedule an appointment that the doctor is in the network.
- Know if your doctor visit is a preventive care exam or a diagnostic care exam. Preventive exams are usually covered without a deductible if you go to an in-network doctor.
- Make a list of questions and any health changes to discuss with your doctor before you go. This will help streamline your visit and limit the “I forgot to ask” moments as you leave the building.
- Bring a current list of the names, dosage, and frequency of your medications, vitamins, and supplements that you are taking. This is helpful if you are seeing more than one doctor to alleviateduplicate prescriptions or contraindicated prescriptions.
- Make sure you have a current insurance member ID card with you. If you have had any changes in your insurance coverage you will want to inform the doctor’s billing specialist. This willprevent future problems with your account.