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SOURCE: Save On Medical
As a state with one of the highest uninsured patient populations, Georgia health care providers begin to offer better price transparency and improved access to quality metrics with the help of Save On Medical, so that self-pay patients and consumer-driven patients can make more educated decisions when it comes to their health care.
Athens, GA (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Patients in Georgia can now compare more providers in their state based on price, quality and convenience due to the expansion of Save On Medical’s provider network in the state. The addition of 12 new providers spread across the state in Albany, Athens, Augusta, Canton, Columbus, Griffin, Milledgeville, Rome, Royston, Suwannee, and Thomson means that uninsured, self-pay patients and price-sensitive patients can have better access to health care decision making tools and choose from a list of quality physicians.
The uninsured population in Georgia hit 21.9% this year, which means that 1.85 million patients in Georgia are in need of tools for price shopping. Having Save On Medical providers listed throughout the state, with accurate pricing and quality grades will help these patients make more educated decisions about their care. It will also keep patients from going without the care they need out of fear that they cannot afford necessary procedures and services.
The ability to price shop and find self-pay pricing is no longer an impossible feat. Price transparency is becoming available to the masses and is not limited to just medical professionals anymore. Newly participating practices include the following; A1 Imaging of Columbus, A1 Imaging Center of Augusta, Albany Diagnostic Center, Athens Diagnostic Center, Cherokee Imaging Center, Columbus Diagnostic Center Inc., Coosa Diagnostic Center, Griffin Imaging, Johns Creek Diagnostic, Open MRI of Milledgeville, Regional Open MRI, Royston Diagnostic Center.
Visit the Save On Medical website to search for providers in your area today.
About Save On Medical
Save On Medical is a patient tool similar to Expedia for travelers. The website allows patients to price shop, compare and book health care procedures online. Patients are able to search for medical services by price, quality and convenience with the help of the SOM Docometer. By comparing average costs of services in the patients’ region, Save On Medical allows for pricing transparency in the health care market, helping the patient to decide what is important to them when it comes to their care. Save On Medical patients can easily schedule appointments and pay for services stress-free and at a fraction of the price, in a time where health care costs are high and price transparency seems impossible.
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