Save big money on your lab tests
My doctor's assistant turned me on to a company called Direct Laboratory Services, Inc. The concept is simple. You order a test, pay for it in advance with a credit card, get a list of laboratories near you, take the paperwork to the lab, and have your test done. You can select a lab from a huge list of participating labs, so you can essentially go where you want. The cost of my regular blood test is only $89... less than half of what I usually pay.
The benefits of Direct Labs are twofold. First, you get a bargain basement price on a lab test at the exact same lab you've always been going to. Second, you get the test results sent directly to you. No more having to call your doctor to see if they've received (or lost) your results.
Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.