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Be a copy cat

Take charge of your own health record keeping and save big bucks. Ask your healthcare provider for copies of screening results, such as X-rays and scans, complete with analysis notes. Collect them all in a dedicated folder, then take them whenever you see a specialist, undergo an outpatient procedure or check into the hospital. Not only will you avoid costly duplicate tests, but you’ll get more comprehensive care that takes into account past diagnoses and gathers all your caretakers at the table.