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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Having a Cash Option for Surgical Services Can Be a Lifesaver

At our treatment center in Oklahoma City, our general surgeons are revolutionizing the way that patients pay for and obtain services. With our cash option, we are able to offer the highest quality of medical care to patients regardless of how they need to pay for the services.

Why We Disclose Our Prices

At our surgical center, we disclose our prices publicly so that our patients can plan for expenses and know what they are getting for their money. We believe in utilizing the benefits of the free market by allowing our patients to make informed decisions about the care they need. As such, we post the prices of more than one hundred of the procedures that we perform so that people can compare us with other facilities. The hope is that patients will find our prices to be fair and competitive, considering the best-in-class medical care we offer. Being upfront about the cost of care at our surgical center also means a greater level of trust between our medical team and our patients.

Advantages of Cash for Medical Care

By offering a cash/check option for medical payments, we found that we could drastically reduce the amount of time our staff spent on paperwork and billing and increase the amount of time we were able to dedicate to patient care and education. Because we offer so many surgical procedures at our center, every moment that can be saved on wrangling with insurance companies allows us to help more people and offer more thorough treatment.

A cash option can be a huge help to those without insurance. This payment method allows people to save their money to pay for any necessary treatments themselves, as opposed to being refused for lack of insurance or having to endure the trials, waiting, and intensive paperwork of charity care. When paying cash, however, it is important to note that the bill will have to be paid upfront and in full before the procedure can be performed and there is no extra discount included; that said, having payment options can make the difference between people getting the care that they need and having to suffer, so it has to be a good thing.

Having a choice is always nice. By allowing people to pay for procedures in the way that makes the most sense for them, our general surgeons at Summit Medical Center are able to bring the best practices in healthcare to patients and employers who prefer to pay for services themselves. Our cash option reduces the burden of paperwork, minimizes the time spent waiting for insurance company approval, and allows our medical staff to concentrate on providing medical care rather than on billing and red tape. For all of your surgical needs, our general surgeons in Oklahoma City are here to serve you.



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