Category: Mammogram

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 Much Do Mammograms Cost?

For an uninsured patient, the typical full-price cost of a mammogram ranges from $80 to $400 or more, with an average of about $102, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Some providers charge more, and while others may offer an uninsured discount. For example, patients who book their self-pay mammograms at Medmo are guaranteed cash-pay discounts up to hundreds of dollars for their breast exams.

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How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important. Early diagnosis provides the best possible outcome for those with breast cancer.

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