medicareWhen it comes to pricey hospital procedures, MRI exams come to mind. Sure enough, according to recently released Medicare pricing data analyzed by NerdWallet Health, the average cost of an MRI in the U.S. is $2,611. Here’s what’s behind that number.

Diagnostic Imaging Services is independently-owned, meaning our outpatient imaging services have prices that are far below area hospitals and their imaging affiliates. Lower prices mean lower costs (cost being the total after the application of insurance discounts). Lower costs translate into lower charges that you may have to pay if you have a deductible with your health insurance coverage.

It’s pays to shop and compare. Consumer advocacy in healthcare is growing rapidly. As many as 84,000 adults in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes have HSA qualified high deductible health plans. Nineteen percent of the state’s population is uninsured.

Know before you go — know the price, cost and charge before having your test. If you can’t get that information from a hospital, do you really want to go there?

Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.

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