Diagnostic Imaging Services shares information comparing exam prices taken directly from a 2015 hospital invoice and the shocking difference between hospital prices and those from DIS.
|Exam||CPT Code||New Orleans Hospital||DIS|
|CT cervical spine without contrast||72125||$3,102||$1,109|
|Nuclear Medicine bone SPECT||78320||$931||$820|
|X-ray cervical spine 5 view||72050||$765||$180|
For the same tests, DIS is nearly $2,700 LESS than the hospital. No difference in quality. The same results get to your health care provider.
For those with insurance, your carrier will apply their negotiated discounts to these prices. However, if you have a high deductible, you will be responsible for any fees not covered by your plan.
If you could buy the same dining room set (model, type, setting, etc.) for $4,805 or $2,109, which would you choose?
The same applies in healthcare. Know your CPT code. Know before you go.
Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.