When evaluating based on price, that’s the advice given by a physician who works for a university medical center in New York during a radiology conference held in late 2016.
We agree with that advice. However, in looking further into the advice the physician provided, his assumptions were often that “nobody really knows” if lower prices can provide the quality exams needed by radiologists and physicians in diagnosing their patients.
That’s where we disagree with this physician.
There is most definitely medical imaging providers that can provide high, if not very high, image quality at a lower price. That provider is Capitol Imaging Services.
In fact, in a report aired by an Idaho television station in 2016 regarding a man’s shock at receiving a bill for $2,700 for a common CT exam by a hospital, a hospital billing representative at a hospital stated that the hospital will never be the low cost provider.
So, why would you pay more for the same test?
The key points are:
- We are talking about common imaging exams that are performed at a myriad of locations, whether hospital-based or stand-alone independent centers.
- These exams can be done when it is not an urgent or emergency situation — in those cases, yes, go to the hospital.
- Hospitals are more expensive for numerous reasons, including higher overhead, being open 24/7/365 and employing physicians.
So, in the case of Capitol Imaging Services, we beg to differ with this physician. People can and do know that when they visit us, they do not sacrifice quality for cost. When they are faced with fees due to unfulfilled insurance deductibles, they know to check different providers and find out what the fee will be for the exam.
The vast majority of exams physicians and other providers recommend for their patients are straightforward and done on a daily basis at Capitol Imaging Services affiliates.
Yes, be cautious when selecting an imaging provider. Be cautious when selecting any medical provider. Do your homework. Ask around. At Capitol Imaging Services, we are very confident we will save you money over any local hospital and your experience will be a pleasant one.
Medical tests cause anxiety, nervousness and worry. We understand that. Let’s reduce the worry about how much more an exam will cost. Click here to send us an email requesting a price estimate. A Capitol Imaging Services will be happy to provide a good faith estimate of any fees that would be your responsibility to pay. That way, you know before you go!
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