When my cardiologist and I had a small miscommunication about the tests he was ordering at the end of December (which mattered because I had hit my huge deductible so was trying to get all necessary medical expenses done in 2015!) I learned two things:
- You can save HUNDREDS of dollars on lab tests if you shop around – key if you are paying out of pocket because you have a high deductible.
- You can order your own lab tests – you don’t need a doctor’s prescription for many tests, including cholesterol testing!
Here’s what happened…