New Orleans Area Hospital CT head without contrast - January 2014Capitol Imaging Services shares a comparison of the charge for an imaging exam at a local area hospital, as compared to what the list price would be had the exam been done at one of our affiliate centers.

To the right is the actual invoice received. This charge is before the application of any insurance discounts, based on the agreement with the insurance company. This exam was covered by the person’s health insurance plan.

A three-year-old girl had a Computed Tomography (CT) scan of her head. The exam did not use a contrast material. The current procedural terminology (CPT) code for the exam is 70450.

The charge from the hospital: $1,955
The charge from Capitol Imaging Services for the same test: $758

A difference of 158 percent!

You know you have a choice. It’s your healthcare. It’s your money. For the same exam, do you want a list price for a medical test that is over TWO AND ONE HALF TIMES HIGHER?

Put it this way. If you had an opportunity to buy the exact same four-piece dining room set made by the same manufacturer with the same materials and the same size and number of pieces, would you buy it for $758 or $1,955?

You know the answer. Why would you pay more when you do not have to?

Capito lmaging 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 ultrasound, we provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

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