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 (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) of the head and neck without a contrast dye. Here … Read More
What is the difference between MRI and MRA?
The difference between an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and an MRA is that an MRA is used specifically to examine blood vessels. An MRI is performed to examine other parts of the body including the abdomen, chest, pelvis and internal organs. If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, a … Read More
Average submitted charge for MRI without the use of a dye? Compare here…
As part of overall health care reform, there is more information being published for public consumption that identifies charges by hospitals across the country for various services, both inpatient and outpatient. Unfortunately, often times this information is convoluted, difficult to find and even more difficult to understand. That’s where we come in. Below is information reported by the Centers for Medicare & … Read More
Major product improvement software release completed on the DIS high field open MRI
Diagnostic Imaging Services is pleased to announce that our Oasis high field open MRI has received a major product improvement software release — an improvement that only DIS has received within the state of Louisiana. The results are outstanding! High resolution angiography studies done with MRI that produces stellar images of a patient’s arteries and veins — images that … Read More