From a story posted locally comes this excerpt:
Federal law allows hospitals to charge facility fees for outpatient services at affiliated clinics, regardless of whether the clinic is anywhere near the hospital. The clinics may have the same equipment, staffing and operating expenses as a private practice, and may look much the same as a private practice, but the simple fact that they’re connected to a hospital entitles them to charge that extra fee.
Then another excerpt:
Therefore, patients may receive two separate bills for each clinic visit: one for the physician, and one for the use of the facility, supplies, and staff services… the charges added together represent the total charge for each visit.
And that is part of the reason the world of healthcare is so complicated and frustrating to understand.
When you are recommended by your medical provider to have an imaging test such as an ultrasound, MRI or CT, make your life easier. At Capitol Imaging Services, there are no ‘separate’ bills. No multiple charges for simply walking through the door to have a test.
With us, one fee covers everything from start to finish. You don’t get anything from our doctors. Nothing from our firm stating you need to pay us for the use of the equipment. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
In healthcare, it is referred to as “global billing.” At Capitol Imaging Services, we simply refer to is as patient friendly.
Go to the hospital when it’s absolutely necessary. But when not an emergency, choose Capitol Imaging Services, the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan such as a CT or MRI, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important results to physicians and other health care providers.
Click the REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT button (above right) to send us an email requesting assistance. A Capitol Imaging Services associate will contact you to arrange your visit.
Capitol Imaging Services is doctor trusted and patient preferred.