health_money_articleAlthough more Americans have health insurance coverage, 25 percent of non-elderly Americans don’t have enough liquid assets to cover the deductible on their health insurance plan, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The report finds that many consumers don’t have the cash on hand to cover the cost of a mid-range deductible or $1,200 for an individual or $2,400 per family. High deductible health plans require that consumers cover their health care costs out of pocket until they’ve met their deductible.

To alleviate this issue, Diagnostic Imaging Services offers lower list prices and charges for medical imaging exams that area hospitals and their imaging centers. Not only do hospitals charge higher fees, they also often add on costs for radiology services and the use of their center. That adds up to even more inflated costs.

DIS offers CareCredit, giving a person up to six months to pay fees that are subject to an insurance deductible. When paid in full within six months, no interest is charged.

We also offer private pay fee schedules for those who would rather pay cash and enjoy even lower imaging exam rates. Many with deductibles often ask us if that is possible.

The answer is yes.

There are options. Talk to us. We will do everything we can to help you get the test your health care provider has recommended.

And, if for some reason, your provider recommends a hospital, STOP. Ask them, “why send me to a place that is more expensive?” If the answer is something in regard to quality, DIS is very confident our quality measures up to, if not exceeds, area hospitals. That’s why we’ve been part of the community for over 40 years.

Remember, if you know the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for your test, you can compare prices and save.

Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 for your very own DIS patient experience. Or, click here to send us an email requesting a visit.

Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.