Tagged: Max Out of Pocket

How Much Should A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Cost?

As you might have already figured out, Max likes to be extremely comprehensive when planning for out-of-pocket healthcare costs. But I also like to be just as comprehensive with my actual healthcare. So when my doctor offered to order me a comprehensive metabolic panel at my free preventive exam last week, I just about fell off the exam table in excitement. I figured why not throw down an extra $15.38 and spring for a more...

Max Out of Pocket – October

Well, we made it through the army of leaf-peepers that descended on our town for the first few weeks in October. The peak fall foliage weekend for our area landed right on Columbus Day this year. It was probably one of the more spectacular displays of colors I have seen so far during my tenure here in New England.  As we did in September, we spent most of October just getting back into the routine...

Hernia Repairs For Sale, Reduced Price!

Believe it or not, hospitals and doctors are in the business of selling hernia repair surgeries. They do them all the time and the patient can usually leave the hospital the same day of the surgery. Pretty amazing. As for pricing their product? That’s almost more complicated than the surgery itself.  The NPR Bill Of The Month series hit this one right on the head. I know I have poked fun at this series in...

Max Out of Pocket – June

The Max Out of Pocket crew pretty much maxed out June 2019 to its fullest. We started the month in Boston playing golf and ended it with a little staycation in our home (vacation) town in New England. We also squeezed in a four day trip to Canada to see the highest tides in the world. We were even able to stay pretty busy around here at the blog. All of this while holding down...