In a time when more and more people are required to pay higher insurance premiums, and deductibles have skyrocketed to $3,000, $5,000 and even $10,000, it has become imperative to look for the most cost-efficient physicians and facilities for your medical and surgical needs — especially when seeking out the least expensive total hip replacement surgery. The days are past when you simply walked into a hospital without any cares or concerns about your insurance coverage.
Every day, news stories tell of inflated medical and surgical costs. “Price transparency” has become the popular term used by the medical industry regarding facilities posting their charges for services. Our government has even recently begun to require hospitals to publish what they are charging patients for their services as part of a program to educate consumers. This allows everyone to see what their local hospital is charging for total hip replacements and compare those charges to other hospitals and facilities locally, nationally, and even internationally. The numbers are staggering! Medical and surgical care is a multi-billion dollar industry while hospital lobbyists push hospital agendas, leaving patients holding the bill.