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Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare

The Pros and Cons of Value-Based vs. Fee-Based Primary Care

Fee-for-service care is almost certainly a better option for low-income patients than expensive HMO plans or direct primary care arrangements. At SAMI-Aid, we believe that knowledge is power, and we want to empower everyone, including the uninsured, to access the highest quality care!

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26


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Medical Tourism

What Are the Best International Destinations for Each Treatment?

The decision of whether and where to travel internationally for medical treatment depends on many factors. Here's an overview of some of the most popular destinations. SAMI-Aid has already done some of the research for you.

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26


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Medical Tourism

What Are the Risks and Benefits Associated with Medical  Tourism?

If you need an elective medical procedure that will cost you $6,000 or more in the United States, then you can probably save between 30% and 80% by going abroad for that treatment. However, it’s crucial to weigh all the costs and benefits, not just the sticker prices.

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Urgent Care

Should I Go to a Retail Clinic If I Need Urgent Care?

Retail clinics and telemedicine visits may be affordable alternatives to urgent care. SAMI-Aid helps you access and compare prices on both.

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Telemedicine, Urgent Care

Urgent Care Vs. the ER: Which One Should I Go to?

Using SAMI-Aid's Provider & Price Search to compare urgent care prices in advance can help you know which clinic to visit when you need to.

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25


Apr

What Are Community Health Centers and What Services Do They Offer?

For those experiencing financial hardship, community health centers can be a godsend. Providing free or low-cost care to low-income individuals, there are hundreds of these clinics within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Medical Tourism

I Want to Go Abroad for Medical Care. Where Do I Start?

If you're considering medical tourism, SAMI-Aid's Medical Tourism Wizard is a great place to start your journey, to be informed and prepared.

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25


Apr

6 Proactive Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Healthcare Costs

From telemedicine to budgeting to lifestyle adjustments, you can take proactive steps to save money on healthcare. A SAMI-Aid membership can help.

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25


Apr

How Can I Access My Electronic Medical Records  (EMRs)?

It's important to know what your rights are when it comes to accessing and sharing your electronic medical records (EMRs). SAMI-Aid can help!

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Urgent Care

The History and Present State of Urgent Care

Urgent care is a relatively recent phenomenon, but telehealth is even more recent. Through SAMI-Aid, urgent care costs less than $60 per visit.

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