They Want It to Be Secret: How a Common Blood Test Can Cost $11 or Almost $1,000 – The New York Times

I offer this test for free to our Trinity DPC patients four times a year. It's so inexpensive for me to purchase wholesale that it's not worth the hassle to bill for it. Huge price discrepancies like that are unimaginable in other industries. Also unusual: not knowing the fee ahead of time. — Read on … Continue reading They Want It to Be Secret: How a Common Blood Test Can Cost $11 or Almost $1,000 – The New York Times

USA Today: Doctors, providers must provide patients treatment cost information

Trinity Direct Primary Care offers unparalleled price transparency.  Patients always know the cost of care received through our office.  Here are few of the highlights: All office visits, phone calls, emails, and communication with the physicians and staff are always free. All in house labs like strep tests, flu tests, and EKGs are free. Most … Continue reading USA Today: Doctors, providers must provide patients treatment cost information

I hate it when patients get ripped off

As so many of us are aware, the cost of healthcare, basic primary care, is skyrocketing.  Patients are at the mercy of the industry pricing and they rarely know the cost before deciding to seek care.  Many times the charged price is 10 times as much as the negotiated rate set by insurance companies and … Continue reading I hate it when patients get ripped off

Price Transparency

Transparency means being able to see through to something else. In the world of medical economics and primary care, price transparency is almost non-existent.  It is very hard to find the prices of labs, procedures, and office visits prior to having them done.  Direct Primary Care is changing all of that. Today we have published … Continue reading Price Transparency

True Price Transparency in Healthcare is Key

True Price Transparency in Healthcare is Key This article discusses a cost containment study which showed that by allowing patients to have options concerning the cost of their healthcare they were able to reduce the expense without any perceived loss of value. That is, when patients are told how much healthcare services cost, then they … Continue reading True Price Transparency in Healthcare is Key