Emergency Room Claims – Self-Diagnose or Pay the Price?

An emergency department sign.

While most of us know that emergency room (ER) care is more expensive that non-emergent care, you may not have realized just how much more. In some cases, you could be responsible for the entire cost of your hospital ER visit. We’re hearing an increasing number of stories from patients who are being billed for the… [Read More]

Using Medical Care Responsibly – Who Really Makes the Call?


I consider myself an educated consumer of healthcare, in that I have a good understanding of my health plan and the industry. But recently I learned that even knowledge of healthcare delivery can’t stop unnecessary care. Take for example my experience this past weekend, when I spent 20+ hours in the hospital. It all started… [Read More]