To Avoid Unnecessary MRI, CT Scans Do This. Your Pocketbook Will Appreciate It

When was the last time you had an X-ray or CT (computerized tomography) scan? For several reasons, that’s important to know – and important to ask your doctor – before you get another one. Because too often, patients get more of them than they need, possibly exposing themselves to unhealthy levels of radiation – and definitely increasing their medical bills.

New Law Helps, But Know This: Freestanding ERs Aren’t Free

When seeking immediate, nonemergency medical care, it’s best to know before you go – know what it’s going to cost you, that is.

Certainly, you’ll want to know whether the doctor you see will accept your insurance coverage. That’s turned out to be a concern when visiting a freestanding emergency room. Too often, patients don’t find out until they face a big, surprising (and perhaps unnecessary) bill afterward.

Cedar Fever or a Cold? Here’s How to Tell Them Apart

Your nose knows something is irritating it but is it a cold? Or cedar fever? Hard to say these days in Central Texas. Particularly chilly winter weather can lead to colds. And recently, the highest airborne pollen levels loom, prompting bouts of cedar fever. How can you tell which is which?

One Simple Step to Avoid the Avoidable ER Visit

What if we told you that the majority of emergency room visits are not emergencies. Would you be surprised???

Ok, maybe not. I also bet that you don’t need a study to validate this fact, but we’re going to reference one anyway. So here it goes…….

Resolved! Get the Shot, Avoid the Flu, Plain and Simple.

Looking for a New Year’s resolution you know you can keep?? How about a flu shot!?

The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that, in positive 2017-18 flu tests reported by public health labs so far, a strain of influenza A called H3N2 is predominant. In previous flu seasons when H3N2 was the top strain (between 2003 and 2013), flu was more severe, particularly among older adults and young children.

Introducing Fusion: There’s No Better Copay Than No Copay

Zero dollars, zero cents. That’s $0.00 for three doctor visits and preferred generic prescription medications.

Amid the pandemonium,  the 2018 healthcare insurance coverage marketplace (from Washington to Austin), Vista360health’s Fusion Bronze Plan offers a health plan that most healthy men and women want — coverage for what they actually need.

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