Do You Want to Reduce Your Healthcare Expenses?

In 2012, SMU partnered with Compass Professional Health Services to provide a service that enables you to identify high-quality doctors, hospitals, imaging centers, etc., and make choices that can significantly reduce your expenses.  Your Compass Health Pro is also available to help you resolve billing disputes.

This service is paid by SMU at no cost to you.  Your health information will not be shared with BCBSTX, your doctor, or anyone else – without your personal consent.  Your health information will never be shared with SMU.

Following is a real life example of how you can save by using Compass services.  Lucy, an SMU employee, reported this information to Human Resources this week and asked that we share her experience.  Lucy’s primary care physician prescribed a CT scan of her sinuses.  Her physician has privileges at a large Dallas hospital and scheduled the CT scan at that hospital.

  • Lucy’s primary care physician prescribed a CT scan of her sinuses.  Her physician has
    privileges at a large Dallas hospital and scheduled the CT scan at that hospital.
  • Prior to the appointment, Lucy contacted Jeremy, SMU’s Compass Health Pro, and requested a cost estimate for the Dallas hospital and two imaging centers in the area.
  • The cost of the CT scan at the recommended hospital was $1,335, plus an additional $85 radiologist fee.  The cost for the same CT scan, using the same hi-tech equipment, for the two local imaging centers was $240, including the radiologist fee.
  • The cost difference:  a whopping $1,180!  Since Lucy has a $2,000 deductible, the cost savings had a major impact on her out-of-pocket cost.

Don’t miss an opportunity to reduce your healthcare costs!  You can contact Jeremy Garrett, SMU’s Compass Health Pro, by phone (800-513-1667 x726) or email jeremyg@compassphs.com.   

About Mary Stall

BF-BusinessSV(TrainDev)

This entry was posted in Health & Wellness, HR General, Resources and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.