Preventive Vs. Diagnostic Services

There is a lot of confusion surrounding preventive and diagnostic services. Preventive services are ordered by a doctor to help prevent you from getting sick. A flu shot is one example of a preventive service. Diagnostic services are ordered by a doctor to help diagnose what is causing your specific symptoms. An example of a…
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What Are Diagnostic Services?

Diagnostic services are medical care you receive when a doctor is treating or diagnosing your symptoms. Common examples of diagnostic health care services include: • X-rays on an injured foot • Lab work to monitor iron deficiency levels • Sleep study to see if symptoms could be caused by sleep apnea Here is a video…
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What Are Preventive Services?

Preventive services are things like vaccinations, tests and screenings that you receive to help you stay healthy. Common examples of preventive health care services include routine screenings or tests recommended by your doctor before you begin displaying symptoms. Getting your annual flu shot is another example of a preventive service you receive to help you…
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How Are My Premiums Used?

One common question we receive from our members is how the premiums they pay are used. The answer can be a little complicated, but we hope this will help explain it. Members pay premiums in exchange for health insurance coverage. If you have health insurance through your job, you might see on your paycheck stub…
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Insurance Networks Explained

Health insurance can be confusing. We’re here to help. What is a network? A NETWORK  is a group of doctors or medical facilities that provide services to a health insurance company’s members at a discounted rate. As the largest health insurance company in the state, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is able to…
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