How You Can Get Paid For HealthCare
Why would anyone ever shop around for setting up a medical appointment when health insurance pays for it? If you call SmartShopper you could end up getting a check. For example if you need blood work done you could get paid $25 just for a going to a clinic a few miles away from where you doctor told you to go. If you have ever gotten an MRI it can cost up to $2,000 but an MRI place down the street different from the one your doctor recommended might charge $450. By calling SmartShopper and going to the place that costs $450 you just earned $150.
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For example, a patient in need of an MRI, whose initial quote can be as high as $2400, will be guided through a set of qualifying questions designed to match him or her with a provider whose MRI is a mirror image of the initial quote, but with a more economical pricing structure.
The newly quoted rate could be as low as $450, resulting in savings for the insurance provider of almost $2000, and a patient incentive via the SmartShopper cash-back plan of $150.
I listened to a Planet Money podcast on this company. The way it works is SmartShopper will acquire a bunch of information regarding pricing for procedures from alot of different places and they partnered with health insurance providers. So when a customer who needs a medical procedure calls in they can provide them with a number of different locations for their procedure and if the customer goes there they get paid by SmartShopper. The biggest checks can be $500. An MRI at a hospital costs a lot more than an MRI at an imaging center because the hospital’s pricing includes paying for all the other services the hospital provides like the Emergency Room services and surgical procedures.
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About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.