in #CASE you missed it… Save On Medical Scans On Groupon
The medical community is trying to figure out how to handle the news that patients are turning to Groupon for discount medical tests.
One doctor’s tweet has caused the buzz this week. Dr. Nicole Herbst wrote
“Saw 3 pts in clinic for abnormal chest CTs BOUGHT ON GROUPON.
Evolution of my thoughts:
-What the $@? (*Google it*)
-hm actually priced pretty reasonably
-jeez if I ever need testing I’m going w/ Groupon, prob cheaper than insuranceUS healthcare is bonkers”
Deals are popping up for lung, heart, and full body scans in Atlanta, Oklahoma, and even California. Let’s face it, as patients, we don’t know what our cost will be before tests or procedures. Getting a discount on Groupon shows us the price up front.
Will it change the system? We’ll see. Meanwhile, let’s Groupon!