The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. It was hailed as the most significant regulatory overhaul of the US health care system since the passage of medicare and medicaid in 1965. Unfortunately it has resulted in INCREASED costs for many people.
Do you want less expensive medical care?
Don’t use the traditional medical system! They waste too much money. Plus, you’ll often get surprise bills a few weeks later.
Our goal is to revolutionize your health by providing the highest quality medical care at the best possible price.
We can save you money in several ways.
Savings on Office Visits
At Revolution you are in the driver’s seat. Do you want a longer appointment to address more issues or concerns? No problem. We can book as much time as you need.
If you are concerned about costs and need to spend less that is no problem either. We can book as little as 15 minutes.
It is all up to you based on your budget and your needs. We are here to help you.
We don’t bill insurance. That means more of every dollar goes directly toward your medical care. It also allows us to charge less for the same type of appointment as the traditional medical clinics.
Don’t forget that you can file on your own. Many insurances will pay you back for medical services. We had a patient tell us that they got $110 from their insurance just this week. We’ll be happy to provide you the necessary forms.
But saving money for your appointment is only the start.
Savings on Labs
If you have insurance: many of your labs may be at no cost to you.
We work with several ‘out-of-network’ labs. You don’t have to pay out of your pocket for these labs. The lab takes the risk if your insurance plan doesn’t cover.
The traditional approach often includes getting labs and tests without considering the costs. The lab bills the insurance and you get stuck for whatever the insurance doesn’t cover. Months later in some cases. How are you supposed to budget for that?
If you don’t have insurance: we can save you a huge amount of money! We sent a patient to the lab the other day and her lab was going to cost her $110 – our price for the same lab was $12.
At Revolution you will always know the costs BEFORE you decide if you want the tests. It is a huge deal to us. We don’t like surprises and we are sure you don’t either.
Savings by Preventing Disease
Illness & disease are expensive. Our mission is “to revolutionize medical care.” We will do everything we can to optimize your health.
Have you ever noticed that some people just don’t ever get sick? That is our hope for you too.
When you are healthy and your immune system is functioning at peak performance you are much more resistant to illness and disease. That keeps you working and doing what you want and need to do.
We definitely believe in insurance. It is a necessary evil.
Our current system is, for the most part, run by the insurance companies and Medicare/Medicaid. They control the system. They decide for what they will pay and how they pay for it. Doctors are limited in how much time they can spend and what medicine they can deliver based on what insurance pays. This puts the insurance company in the driver’s seat.
Insurance companies have agreements with many physicians, pharmacies, and hospitals. This agreement is a contract between the physician or hospital and the insurance company where the physician or hospital agrees to accept a set (reduced) fee from the insurance company is exchange for being a preferred provider in the network. This also generally means a reduced cost to the patient at the time of service.
Patients seeing ‘In-Network’ providers often have a deductible. Once that deductible is met there is either a co-pay or co-insurance for medical services. For example, if you have a $500 deductible and $20 co-pay then you pay 100% of the bill up to $500 and then you would pay $20 every time you went to the doctor.
The problem in this scenario is that the insurance company is the controlling party. Insurance companies may not cover some services without a ‘prior authorization’. The insurance company has the right to decline services that they do not deem medically necessary or appropriate.
Reimbursement to the physician has been declining in efforts to reduce health care costs. In order for physicians to maintain revenue they must see more patients. This results in less time with each patient, inability to thoroughly review potential issues regarding a medical concern, and decreased time for education on medical issues such as nutrition, exercise, appropriate rest, etc.
By definition, when the insurance company is calling the shots you aren’t and neither is your doctor.
We recommend finding an ‘out-of-network’ medical service so that the relationship between you and your doctor is unmolested.
Here are a couple of resources for more information. If you have further questions please give us a call!