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Almost Left Behind - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2018

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A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 4 7 M y heart sank when the office manager at the oral sur- geon's office asked how I'd be paying my $2,000 deductible: cash, credit or check. "With a loan from my parents," I thought. My son needed his wisdom teeth removed, but I didn't have that kind of money set aside to cover my large deductible. When I told her I'd have to cancel and reschedule, the manager mentioned a borrowing option that didn't involve hitting up Mom and Dad: a deferred-interest (read: zero interest) health- care credit card. A Credit Card Without Interest for Medical Expenses Your patients benefit when you help them finance their rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Your facility does, too. Joan Minnis | Hoffman Estates, Ill. • WHAT'S IN YOUR WALLET? More and more surgical patients are using healthcare credit cards to pay for their skyrocketing deductibles and copays.

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