You wouldn’t pay more for a direct flight from Manchester to Orlando when you could get the same quality flight for less at another airline, right? Then why would you pay more for your health care when you don’t have to? That’s where Anthem’s cost savings programs can help. You can save hundreds of dollars, and sometimes even thousands, when you go to lower-cost independent providers listed on anthem.com.

 
 
Pay less for all of these services when you use independent providers
 
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Lab Tests
$0
 
 
radiology
Radiology (for example, X-rays and ultrasounds)
No more than a $150 copay
 
 
diag_imaging
Advanced diagnostic imaging (for example, MRIs and CAT scans)
No more than a $250 copay1
 
 
outpatient
Outpatient surgery
Copay between $100 and $2502
 
 
therapy
Physical, occupational and speech therapy
Same cost as an office visit
 
 
Find a location near you in just minutes!
 
Lab

1. Go to anthem.com.
2. Select Find a Doctor.
3. Choose your state and your plan or network.
4. Then, under I’m looking for a, choose Lab/Pathology/Radiology.
5. Then, under Who specializes in, choose Laboratories from the drop-down menu.
6. Lastly, choose your location and select Search.

All independent labs in New Hampshire, including Quest Diagnostics®, LabCorp and NorDx, are part of your Site of Service program, as well as some hospital-based labs. If a hospital-based lab is included in Find a Doctor, then it’s in the program.

 

Speech, occupational or physical therapy

1. Go to anthem.com.
2. Select Find a Doctor.
3. Choose your state and your plan or network.
4. Then, under I’m looking for a, choose Doctor/Medical Professional.
5. Then, under Who specializes in, choose OT/PT/Speech/Massage from the drop-down menu.
6. Lastly, choose your location and select Search.

 

Radiology and advanced diagnostic imaging

1. Go to anthem.com.
2. Select Find a Doctor.
3. Choose your state and your plan or network.
4. Then, under I’m looking for a, choose Lab/Pathology/Radiology.
5. Then, under Who specializes in, choose Radiology from the drop-down menu.
6. Choose your location and select Show more options.
7. Then, from the "Sub-Specialty" box, choose Radiology Center.
8. Lastly, select Search.

 

Outpatient Surgery

Use of one these ambulatory surgery centers to help lower your out-of-pocket costs.

 

 
 
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Meet John and see how he saved on many of his health care services

John is an active 35-year old who lives in Manchester. He was feeling more tired than normal lately. And he also ran into a bit of bad luck on the slopes. The following is John’s story of how he used Site of Service to save money on his care:

 
 
Lab work

To find out why John’s been so tired, his primary doctor wanted him to have his blood drawn. So John went to an independent lab listed on anthem.com and paid nothing! That means no deductible or coinsurance. Things are looking up for John already.

 
X-ray

John got the good news that his blood work showed nothing serious. He was probably just tired from the long hours he’d been working. So John breathed a sigh of relief and went on his much-needed ski vacation. Uh oh! On his last ski run, he took a nasty tumble and injured his knee. His doctor recommended an X-ray. Because he remembered to find an independent radiology provider on anthem.com, his copay wasn’t more than $150. That’s far less than if he went to a hospital. Smart move, John!

 
MRI

The X-ray didn’t show anything but, unfortunately, John was still feeling a lot of pain in his knee. So his doctor ordered an MRI to get a closer look. The MRI showed a cartilage tear. Because John went on anthem.com and found an independent advanced diagnostic imaging provider, he only paid a $250 copay and saved big.

 
Outpatient surgery

John’s doctor recommended arthroscopic knee surgery to fix the tear. So he headed over to one of New Hampshire’s ambulatory surgery centers listed on anthem.com. His plan’s copay was only $250. That’s it!

 
Physical therapy

After the surgery, John’s doctor ordered physical therapy. Once again, John went on anthem.com and found an independent physical therapist. All he had to pay for each visit was a low copay – the same amount as an office visit.

 
 
Check out how much John saved going to independent providers!3
 
ServiceMember cost at an independent providerMember cost at a hospital4
Full metabolic blood panel$0$59
Knee X-rayNo more than $150 copay$193
Knee MRI$250 copay$1,337
Outpatient knee surgery$250 copay$2,702
Physical therapyLow copay, equal to an office visit (approximately $40)$38 per visit
Total member costs$690$4,329
Total savings$3,639
 
John saved almost $4,000 by going to independent providers!
 
 
 

Get cash back for using lower-cost care options!

Vitals SmartShopperTM is a program that offers Anthem members up to $1,000 in cash rewards for getting common health services at lower-cost facilities. The first step toward your own savings is to visit vitalssmartshopper.com or call 1-800-824-9127 when you need care. Then choose a lower-cost option identified by SmartShopper and get your cash reward!