buyer beware hospitalsAccording to an article in Consumer Reports, a woman paid $9,038 for a CT scan in an ER that ran $318 in an outpatient imaging clinic.

If gas stations worked like health care, you wouldn’t find out until the pump switched off whether you paid $3 or $30 a gallon. If clothes shopping worked like health care, you might pay $80 for a pair of jeans at your local boutique and $400 for the identical pair at the nearest department store—and the clothes wouldn’t have price tags on them.

While it may be challenging, even difficult or nearly impossible, to find out the price of health care ahead of time when dealing with hospitals and health systems, Diagnostic Imaging Services can clearly tell you what the price of the exam will be and identify copayments or coinsurance obligations as a result of your health plan deductible.

Knowing before going! What a revelation in health care!

The DIS patient financial services department has decades of experience in working with individuals, medical offices and insurance companies (including Medicare and Medicaid) to assist you in navigating the confusing and often aggravating world of health care pricing, insurance and benefits. See for yourself. Call a hospital and ask them for the price of your service (i.e. MRI of the knee with and without contrast, blood panel, chest x-ray, etc.). If they cannot provide that price, or transfer you multiple times to different departments, ask yourself the question, “would you buy something without knowing the price?”health-care-costs-304

Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 for your very own DIS patient experience. We offer you a friendly outpatient environment free of the hectic, loud and stressful hospital campuses. Meanwhile, our exam prices are substantially lower than hospital imaging centers, resulting in a lower financial payment you may have to make.

At DIS, quality is not compromised for cost. Healthcare can actually be less expensive.

Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.