Medical Tuesday Blog
The More Tests I Am Able To Obtain, The Better My Healthcare Will Be
There is a prevailing opinion that the more test I can convince my doctor to order, the better my health care outlook. Please read Dr. Goodman’s report above. He points out that you could obtain your entire health care benefits in diagnostic studies and not even obtain a single helpful treatment. This you could use up your entire health care benefit and never get treated.
With personal control of your health benefits, this would never occur. You would always be aware of your benefits and control your costs to obtain the best for the money that you are willing to spend. Since this comes out of your available benefits, you would spend them wisely rather than maximize the testing which may not improve your health care. In fact if your diagnostic spending depleted your insurance benefit before you had arrived at a diagnosis, you couldn’t get treated.
Medical Myths originate when someone else pays the medical bills.
Myths disappear when Patients pay Appropriate Deductibles and Co-payments on Every Service.