Ask Rick Harrison of Columbus, Ohio.  In this story, Mr. Harrison needed a MRI of his knee.  His physician referred him to a hospital imaging center.  That evening, after the physician appointment, his insurance provider “called to tell him that there were other sites where magnetic resonance imaging would cost less.

The next day, Harrison switched his appointment to a free-standing imaging center. The difference was about $800.”

As the article states, “The stakes are high for consumers, too, many of whom are bearing an increasing share of their health-care costs through high-deductible plans. In 2011, 31 percent of covered workers had to pay a deductible of at least $1,000 for single coverage, up from 10 percent in 2006, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.”

Further in the story, hospital medical centers put a claim on their highest degree of expertise and “seasoned subspecialists” as being a difference in price and value.  Capitol Imaging Services has subspecialists who are clinically trained in breast imaging, body imaging, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal imaging, thoracic imaging and interventional imaging.  At Capitol Imaging Services, people truly get high value AND a lower price.

Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan such as an MRI or CT, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

Capitol Imaging Services also often lowers out of pocket costs for people by performing screening and diagnostic exams at lower fees. For people with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles, that’s a major financial advantage.

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Click here to read more about the insurer’s efforts at savings and the reaction from the local hospital health systems.

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