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Ask your doctor where he/she has privileges and shop around to those facilities and comparison shop. You may be surprised to find that facilities have varying rates. If you find that one facility is cheaper than another for the type of procedure you are having performed, recommend that facility to your doctor. Some doctors may also be familiar with the facilities rates, so be sure to let them know what you are doing, and they may be able to save you some legwork. Again, always double check with you insurance to be sure they cover that facility.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|