Just like a recent savings example we shared, we think the image to the right is exactly how the man felt when he was told by a DIS revenue cycle management associate that with his health insurance coverage and deductible, we were going to save him over 20% on an MRI exam.
Unfortunately, his physician referred him to a local hospital. Upon conferring with the hospital, he found out that the fee for the MRI was going to be steep. Fortunately, he did the right thing.
He inquired to Diagnostic Imaging Services about the type of exam needed and the fee that would be his responsibility to pay.
For this savings story, this man received a recommendation to have an MRI of the lower extremity, specifically his knee joint, without the use of a contrast dye. This is a common exam we perform daily on MRI systems throughout DIS.
We got to work on obtaining his information regarding his health insurance and performing a verification of his benefits. After the research and number crunching, we delivered him the great news:
His MRI was going to be over $200 less!
We reiterate an important point. He is not skimping on quality of care or technology by choosing Diagnostic Imaging Services over the hospital. There is no special equipment or MRI at a hospital that does a superior job of imaging a joint. The results get back to the medical provider typically within one business day, often sooner.
In the area of MRI and advanced imaging, We will once again deliver on the medical and financial sides of health care.
Choose independent and save money
The savings we are describing is just on the MRI test itself. Most, if not all, hospitals, also charge separately for the radiology reading and interpretation services. It’s an extra “gotcha!” that most people do not anticipate.
Kudos to this man for taking the time and initiative to explore beyond the hospital recommendation. When not an emergency or urgent situation, choose independent medical providers and you’ll most often save large bundles of cash.
Who doesn’t like that! Choose Diagnostic Imaging Services: doctor trusted and patient preferred.