Idea number three for saving money with Sentinel Primary Care has to do with lab discounts. Normally, when you get your blood drawn at your doctor’s office or you go to the lab to have the blood drawn, the laboratory processes the blood and they bill the insurance for the laboratory study and for processing the lab. We can do that as well. We can draw your blood and we hand it off to LabCorp.
However, we have an arrangement with our laboratory that they will give a substantial discount on labs for a person who chooses to pay up front and leave their insurance out of it. And we’re talking like 80 to 85 percent discount on the billed price to the insurance company. So it’s a really big discount that we can pass on to you. So especially if you have a high-deductible insurance plan where you would say, the labs for coming in for monitoring this condition or coming in for my physical, these labs are just going to break the bank. It’s going to be hundreds of dollars. If you want to pay up front for it, we can pass on this discount and we can save you hundreds of dollars.
So this is a great option for a person who wants to pay up front for labs, leave their insurance out of it, and we’re happy to work with you to do this. For more ideas on saving money with Sentinel Primary Care, look at the other videos in the series at sentinelprimarycare.com.