When we receive feedback from people regarding their healthcare expense savings when choosing to visit Diagnostic Imaging Services instead of a hospital, we want to tell the world! Here is the brief story of someone who compared their expense of an ultrasound scan, comparing a Northshore hospital to DIS.
Here are the specifics.
Ultrasound: CPT code 76700
In this person’s case, there was a need to make a medical evaluation for possible gallstones. The appropriate ultrasound study that is most commonly performed for the evaluation of gallstones is CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code 76700, an ultrasound of the abdomen.
The person was paying for the test themself. Therefore, the price comparison was from private cash pay prices, which DIS has for all of the exams and studies we perform.
The price comparison result?
- The hospital price: $600
- The DIS price: $200
In this case, the hospital was TRIPLE the price for a common ultrasound scan! In addition, most hospitals charge a separate fee for the radiology interpretation and report. So, this person may have incurred even more expense — an expense not often disclosed by the hospital.
When choosing Diagnostic Imaging Service, any fee we have includes everything we do from start to finish. No hidden costs or charges.
Needless to say, the person chose our Diagnostic Imaging Services – Covington Highway 21 center for the scan. Another success story from the largest independent radiology practice in Louisiana.
Yes, it is very possible to save money in healthcare without sacrificing quality of care or level of technology for the scan. Diagnostic Imaging Services offers the same, if not better, quality than area hospitals and medical centers.
When not an urgent or an emergency, why pay more when you don’t have to? Choose independent and save.
Choose Diagnostic Imaging Services: doctor trusted, patient preferred.