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  • Canadian Cancer Patient Says Korean Surgery Saved His Life May 22, 2015
    Gerd Trubenbach of British Columbia was diagnosed with cancer, as a huge tumor was growing in his neck. His family doctor suggested that the tumor could not be removed and there was nothing else that could be done. The wait …
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  • Emergency Room Visits Increase with Obamacare May 15, 2015
    Obamacare predicted that expanding health insurance coverage for the poor would reduce costly emergency room visits. A new study has found that newly insured people are actually visiting the ER more often, 40% more often than those who are uninsured. …
  • Transparency: Changing the US Healthcare System May 13, 2015
    Ralph Weber, President and CEO of MediBid, is interviewed by David Saltzman of ShiftShapers. Mr. Weber has been in the benefits business since the mid 1990s, serving clients in the US, Canada, and around the globe. A lack of information …
  • Appalachia Sees Increased Cases of Hepatitis C May 11, 2015
    Infections of Hepatitis C, a contagious liver infection spread by blood contact, has more than tripled in Appalachia – Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia – fueled by prescription drug abuse in rural areas. About 73% of patients are under …
  • An American Response to Losing ObamaCare Subsidies May 8, 2015
    by Jane Orient, MD This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court could, in King v. Burwell, uninsure 8 million Americans by finding that subsidies are illegal outside State Exchanges. Some Republicans are saying “Let it burn.” For Democrats, it’s “ObamaCare or nothing.” Can …

Health Savings Account and Self-Pay Patients

Looking for Affordable Medical Care? Find a Doctor for You!

Put Your Health Savings Account to Good Use

                Register with Medibid today!               

 

How It Works

 

Create Your Profile – Answer some basic health questions (height, weight, allergies, etc) and create a user ID and password. Creating a profile is FREE!

Create a Request - Ask for what you need. If you aren’t sure or don’t have a diagnosis yet, ask for a consultation with a specialist. Requests can be for anything from an annual checkup with a new family physician or an MRI to bring to your current ear nose and throat doctor, to something more complex like a total knee replacement surgery or Lasik eye surgery. Whatever your medical need is, you can make a request for it on MediBid. You can upload up to 5 images from your doctor to help the specialists reviewing your medical request give you the most accurate Bid.

Collect Bids – Review the physicians and facilities that were matched with you. If you see any you like, you can ask them to submit a Bid on your medical request, or you can wait a few days and see who gives you a Bid on their own. Your Bid will include some very basic information, including the cost and what is or is not included in that price. You will soon see how affordable medical care can be when you get the real price, rather than the billing price. After looking over your Bid, you can review the profile of the physician or facility that gave you the Bid and decide if they are the right match for you. Remember, MediBid isn’t about finding the most affordable medical professional or facility; it is about having a choice. In fact, we have a wide range of medical specialists with a range of prices, including popular medical tourism destination hospitals. Find a doctor, surgeon, or dentist that is right for you.

Accept a Bid – When you find the physician or facility that is the right choice for you, click “Accept this Bid”, and you will instantly be provided with the Bidder’s contact information. They will also be provided with yours. Now that you have the phone number to contact the doctor, call them and schedule an appointment. Unlike other medical directory websites and doctor finder resources, MediBid has helped you get a custom price quote up front directly from the doctor based on your unique needs, which means you can spend a lot less time on the phone. Just tell them you accepted their Bid on MediBid. They’ll be expecting you. It’s completely private and secure, and once you choose your doctor, the entire relationship is directly between you and the doctor.

Connect – Make an appointment with the specialist, and pay the doctor at the time of your visit. You already know how much the visit or treatment is going to cost you, so walk in confident that you are going to see a great doctor at the best value for their services. Any modifications to the agreed upon treatment and price are between you and the physician, such as adding on liposuction to your plastic surgery or a round of dental whitening while you’re at the dentist’s office.

Fees – You can create a profile for free, but in order to create a request and view the information and Bids from physicians, paid registration is required. Family members can share a registration. Each request can receive an unlimited number of Bids from physicians registered with MediBid.

Bid Request Fees: $25 for one medical request or sign up with MediBid for $4.95 per month, for a 12 month term with unlimited requests. There are no refunds for these request fees. If you terminate the monthly option prior to the 12 months, you will be charged the balance due.