9 Tips and Tricks for Handling Psoriasis-Related Medical Costs
When you have a chronic condition like psoriasis, all the doctor visits, topicals, and other prescription medications can get pricey. In fact, the cost of psoriasis care equals about $135 billion dollars in the U.S. each year, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
The good news? There are certain steps you can take to help keep your out-of-pocket costs down. Start with these tips.
1. Find an In-Network Doctor Who'll Go the Extra Mile
Every health insurance plan works slightly differently. But chances are, your insurance company has a list of providers that are considered to be “in network” for your plan—meaning the doctor accepts your insurance and has agreed to provide service at a negotiated cost. However, if your doctor is “out of network,” it means they don’t have an agreement with your insurance company, and therefore the charges you incur for the care they provide can vary—which can make out-of-pocket expense more costly.