Cost-Cutting Tips for Seniors

It's no secret that medical costs are rising. Here's how to fight back.
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Stay in network

Choosing doctors and specialists who are among your plan's network providers is always the least costly option. But if you have Medicare and are in need of medical supplies or equipment (known as durable equipment, such as oxygen tanks and walkers), it's crucial you use vendors that “accept assignment,” or agree to accept Medicare's approved amount as payment in full. Otherwise you could be paying up to 15% more.