The end of the year is fast approaching and your to-do list could grow longer by the day. Don’t limit your list to holiday preparations, however. Your body also deserves well-deserved attention.
If you’ve reached your healthcare deductible, every day between now and December 31 is your chance to get last-minute, much cheaper self-care. Think about the screenings, scans, elective surgeries and more you’ve been putting off.
Now is a great time to take care of preventative health care and make appointments for those more important procedures as well. Depending on your unique health needs, there are four specific types of procedures you can check off your list before New Year’s Eve.
What is a Healthcare Franchise?
Your healthcare deductible is the amount of money you pay out of pocket for medical expenses before your insurance kicks in and your insurance provider pays for your procedures.
For example, if you have a health care deductible of $2,000, you are responsible for paying all of your health and medical expenses until you reach that $2,000 mark. When you reach this mark, you have reached your deductible. Your health insurance fund will now cover a large part of your health care costs.
By taking advantage of your post-deductible health insurance coverage, you can get the most financial benefit while heading into the new year feeling and feeling your best.
To find out if you have reached your deductible, log into your health insurance company and view your deductible status or you can call to confirm your deductible status. If you are enrolled in Medicare, visit mymedicare.gov and click on my deductible status in the Claims menu.
The 4 types of important appointments to plan before the end of the year
Before December 31, consider scheduling these four types of procedures — your body and your wallet could thank you.
Once you reach your healthcare deductible, many treatments, like elective surgeries, become much more affordable. If you’ve postponed any of these procedures, now is the perfect time to schedule it.
- Anti-reflux surgery
- Back surgery
- Gallbladder operation
- Hernia surgery
- Joint replacement surgery, such as hips or knees
- Ophthalmology or eye surgery
- Thyroid surgery
- Ulcer surgery
Other elective procedures and appointments
Once you’ve met your deductible, you can take advantage of elective medical appointments and procedures that may not have been a priority or priority for you earlier in the year. Because you deserve to feel healthy and well, consider scheduling:
- Acupuncture treatment
- Corticosteroid injections
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Orthobiological injections, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which promote healing
- physical therapy
Screenings play an important role in the prevention of various diseases, including various cancers. Depending on your age and current health, ask your doctor if you should schedule one of these screenings:
- Screening for calcium score (heart)
- Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry analysis (DEXA)
- Lung cancer screening
- Prostate screening
Women’s care procedures
This is the perfect time to schedule your annual mammogram and a Papanicolaou test, if you haven’t had one recently. Take advantage of other health procedures for women that can be much cheaper, such as:
Where to get care you can count on, all year round
Check one or more of these procedures off your list on AdventHealth. We have comprehensive programs, technology, convenient services and locations to manage each of these procedures for you and many more.
We’re here to help heal what hurts and help you feel whole. Our compassionate care teams want to help you feel healthy at all ages and at all stages of life.
Take health into your hands today. To tick one or more of these procedures off your to-do list, request an appointment with us.
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