Here at Columbus Sleep Consultants, Inc., we offer a combined experience of almost 50 years of physician experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders with current successful treatment modalities. Our staff is experienced in all manners of insurance billing, technical support, and courteous friendly service for all of our patient’s needs. We stress that quality service is better than quantity. Some medical offices can feel like an assembly line where the physician and his staff are rushed to get the patient in and out as soon as possible. Not here at Columbus Sleep Consultants, Inc. We take our time to make sure you are cared for and your questions are answered before we service the next patient. Quality care is of the utmost importance.
Receive high quality cost-saving care
Even if you’re not an expert on health care or the Affordable Care Act, you’ve probably heard that the costs of care in the United States are high—really high. Maybe you’ve even heard that the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. But what does it mean? Why does it happen? And can we do anything about it?
For starters, the $2.9 trillion we spend annually on health care—a whopping $9,200 per person—isn’t necessarily buying us the best care or ensuring good health. In fact, not only does the U.S. fare worse in terms of infant mortality and life expectancy than other developed nations, but it also tops the list for deaths that are considered preventable with timely and appropriate treatment. What’s more, a hospital stay or common diagnostic tests, like MRIs, cost many times more in the U.S. than in countries like Germany or Japan.
These high costs place a heavy burden on the government, which funds Medicare, Medicaid, and other public insurance programs; on employers, who help pay for the health coverage of workers and their families; and on American households, who feel the pain in their pocketbooks, through higher taxes and reduced wages.
Getting at the root of the problem
Before we learn about these new approaches to paying for health care, let’s take a closer look at where costs really pile up.