Cost-Cutting Tips for Seniors

It's no secret that medical costs are rising. Here's how to fight back.
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Ask if tests are necessary

When you set foot in an emergency room (or even an urgent-care facility) you should know the bills will be hefty. But there are some strategies to help reduce the sticker shock and prevent some overcharging. These include asking for an itemized statement, reading through your explanation of benefits thoroughly, and asking if tests are truly necessary or if there are less expensive strategies for diagnosis and treatment.