stop-medical-bill-from-collectionsDiagnostic Imaging shares a news story from five months ago that clearly states that of the millions of imaging exams completed in the U.S., most take place in hospitals “which are the most expensive setting.”

A very important point made was this: a higher price isn’t necessarily a good indicator of a better test.

Hospitals often will try to validate their costs and charges as being at their level due to the sophistication of their equipment or the expertise of their radiologists. However, locally, DIS often has as good IF NOT BETTER imaging systems such as our ultra high field MRI and the strongest non claustrophobic MRI in southeast Louisiana.

So, with systems and expertise being equal, and in a non-emergency situation, why would a person want to pay more for the same exam? In addition, DIS believes in price transparency where we can identify the price of our exam and assist in verifying insurance benefits in order to determine any amount that would apply to your deductible, if you have one.

Many, if not all, hospitals in our area are very reluctant, and may even refuse, a person’s request for a price quote. At DIS, we will do everything we can to accurately identify that information.

It’s your health care. It’s your money. Take charge and take control. Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 and select the largest independently owned imaging organization in Louisiana. Avoid the hospital.

Say YES and spend LESS at DIS.

https://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-05/americas-mixed-up-markets-for-medical-imaging