Comparing hospital Medicare provider charge data with DIS

On the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, there is data posted on hospital-specific charges for 30 Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups (APC) paid under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System for calendar year 2011.  One APC code reported is 0336 – Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the head and neck without a contrast dye. Here is a breakdown … Read More

Arm yourself: know your CPT code

Arm yourself with an important piece of information for a medical service — the CPT code. With this code, you can contact multiple providers in order to better compare costs BEFORE you have any service done. Take control. It’s your money. It’s your health care. Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.