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If you've met your deductible, make those appointments you've been putting off!
IF YOU’VE MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE, MAKE THE APPOINTMENTS YOU’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF.
The end of the year is fast approaching, but don’t limit your To Do List to holiday preparations. If you’ve met your health care deductible, every day between now and December 31 is your chance for some last-minute, significantly less-expensive self-care. Think preventive screenings, elective surgeries and other procedures or tests you’ve been putting off.
WHAT’S A DEDUCTIBLE?
An insurance deductible is the amount of money you pay before your insurance starts contributing to your medical expenses. By this point in the year, many people have met their health insurance deductibles and out-ofpocket maximums. If you’ve met your deductible, you can save big. Here’s a list of procedures you still have time to schedule as we count down the final moments of 2019.
1. Anti-reflux surgery
2. Calcium-score (heart) screening
4. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan
6. Gallbladder surgery
7. Hernia surgery
8. Lung cancer screening
9. Minimally invasive gynecologic procedures
10. Ophthalmology or eye surgery
11. Pain management procedures
12. Physical therapy
13. Foot and ankle surgery
14. Prostate screening
15. Sleep studies
16. Thyroid surgery
17. Ulcer surgery