Cost comparison

So, I was chatting with a patient last evening about our Direct Care Plan, specifically the access to discount prices on lab testing.  To provide a better perspective on the cost savings, I mentioned to him that his *very* extensive lab testing from last year would cost about $325-350 total.  I was shocked when he told me that his local hospital charged him $1800 for the same panel of tests.  He then sent me a copy of his statement as proof.

Here's some math to consider:

Cost of lab testing at local hospital = $1800

Cost of an individual Direct Care Plan during the introductory period + monthly office visits ($35 copay per visit) + the same panel of lab tests =  $1770