Max Out of Pocket

Medical Tourism: How We Saved $450 On Our First Ultrasound

A few weeks back, I reviewed how much an obstetric ultrasound should cost in the first trimester. We learned this service could run between $250 – $1,200 in the hospital setting in the United States. It is a much more reasonable $150 – $325 in a clinic or imaging center setting. The take-home was that unless it was an emergency, it might make sense to steer clear of the hospital for this kind of service. It’s...

Max Out of Pocket: 2021 Investor Policy Statement

Part of the idea behind the Max Out of Pocket blog was for me to find a place to organize my thoughts on personal finance, healthcare, and life in general. It just so happens we have an event scheduled in April that will impact all three. So I thought now would be a good time to tighten things up a bit around here. Outside of Healthcare finance, Max prides himself on being in tune with...

Max Out of Pocket’s 2020 Spending

If you want to get to know someone, take a look at what they spend their money on. A quick peek at their expenses and their priorities become clear. Even better, turn this exercise back on yourself. There is nothing quite like taking a long hard look in the mirror. But most of us never will. We will just keep on spending our way through life wondering why we can’t get ahead. I could argue...

How Much Does An Obstetric Ultrasound Cost In The First Trimester!?!

I suppose the time has come to let the cat out of the bag. The Max Out of Pocket crew is expecting! We are really excited! But more on that later. First things first, how much does an obstetric ultrasound cost in the first trimester? Let’s be real. I am probably the last person the healthcare finance industry wants going through this process. As healthcare pricing and surprise medical bills have become a hot topic...