Category: Insurance

Is My Ultrasound Covered By Insurance?

Although ultrasounds are the second most commonly prescribed imaging scan (after X-rays), only a small fraction of them and other pregnancy-related health-care costs are completely covered by insurance companies.

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Transparency in Hospital Pricing vs. Market Pricing for Medical Imaging

Comparing costs across locations is an excellent way to save money, especially if you’re open to getting your scan done at an outpatient facility such as an imaging center. Hospitals are also known to charge far more for medical imaging services than stand alone imaging centers.

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What is Prior Authorization?

When a prior authorization is requested it means that the insurance carrier needs more information before making a final decision on whether it will be covered. For MRIs and PET scans, the insurance company will often have a third party vendor that your doctor will have to work with to ensure that the scan, procedure or medication is medically necessary and the best course of action at this time.

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How To Get An MRI Approved By Insurance

If you suffer an accidental injury, your doctor may order an MRI to examine your joints, tissues, or organs. An MRI or magnetic resonance imaging […]

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How Much Does a CT Scan Cost Without Insurance?

A CT scan cost can vary based on a number of factors. Different clinics quote different prices and you may have had experience paying different […]

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What does it mean to be “underinsured”?

When health insurance coverage is inadequate, significant costs fall on people’s shoulders for premiums, deductibles, prescription copayments and other expenses insurance doesn’t cover.

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Is My PET Scan Covered by Insurance?

Not all insurance policies cover PET scans, and some will only cover a PET scan for an existing condition. Review your policy or call your insurance agent to confirm whether or not your PET scan is covered by insurance.

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Is My Mammogram Covered By My Insurance?

The fact is, mammography screening alone isn’t always enough to detect breast cancer. To find out, you may need another mammogram, ultrasound, breast MRI, or maybe even a biopsy. Those procedures are not guaranteed to be covered. This means there are a lot of wide ranges in how much follow-up scans cost and how much insurance will cover.

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How to Pay for Medical Imaging

Even with insurance, many patients find that they have sky-high premiums and deductibles, making their out-of-pocket costs higher than necessary. Due to how expensive healthcare costs are, people are turning to a little-known payment method that could save patients hundreds of dollars if they know their options.

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