Nearly one-third of Americans skipped needed medical care in the past three months due to cost. Even about 20% of the nation’s highest-income households, those earning more than $120,000 per year, blame cost as the reason for not seeking care, up from 3% over the same timeframe. An estimated 150 million Americans say they are now more worried about the cost of healthcare services and 45% are more worried about the cost of prescription drugs.
These statistics, compiled by the West Health and Gallup organization, show the continuing trend of people in the United States who face the struggles of paying for healthcare, whether they have health insurance coverage or not. Over the years, more people shoulder a larger burden of healthcare expenses either through high deductible insurance plans where deductibles can go into the thousands of dollars per individual or by losing their insurance coverage due to job loss or other circumstances.
Capitol Imaging Services is a healthcare entity that work to lower healthcare costs for people by performing our screening and diagnostic tests at lower fees. Lower fees often lead to lower out of pocket obligations for any fees that are not covered by insurance. For those people with high deductible health plans or no insurance coverage, that’s a major financial advantage.
Savings have often been in the hundreds of dollars and sometimes even more. While there are a myriad of reasons why this is the case, the main point is that people have a less expensive alternative in the area of medical imaging. 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 a CT or MRI, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.
We encourage people to utilize our price estimate tool to identify potential savings when evaluating whether to go to a hospital or to a Capitol Imaging Services affiliate center. By using this tool, we provide you with a good faith estimate of any payment that would be your responsibility, as a result of your exam.
Know before you go. Avoid unnecessary financial surprises. Choose Capitol Imaging Services: doctor trusted and patient preferred.