Saturday, February 12, 2011

One thing I learned This Week

OK~ I learned that it is to our advantage, when it comes to the medical care of our family, to utilize the Emergency Room, and skip Urgent Care. Our hospital charged us an ER visit & a regular Dr. visit. I was always under the impression, that it's supposed to be cheaper to use these things called Urgent Care.  Fortunately, it has been several years since we had bronchitis, sore throats, fevers, and the like on a Saturday or Sunday.  Since we opted to use Urgent Care and NOT the Emergency Room, we have two bills. Makes no sense to me.....except a way for our hospital to generate revenue........Why have two bills, when an Emergency Room visit will generate one? If we are going to be charged for their services, we might as well use them. Next time this Mom will skip these so called "cheaper" office visits....Hopefully, we won't need to~but this Mom now knows how to save a few bucks...Use the Emergency Room and skip Urgent Care. An interesting thing that I learned this week, that's for sure! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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