Imaging centers are medical facilities dedicated to performing imaging services. They use high-tech equipment and advanced techniques to produce clear and accurate images of bones, soft tissues, organs, blood vessels, arteries, and the nervous system. High-definition images provide precise information that allow physicians to accurately diagnose a variety of conditions. This helps doctors recommend appropriate and effective treatments. Imaging services can be performed on adults and children and can be done in many different ways. Imaging centers offer a variety of these, including:
Can I pay cash for my scans?
Medical imaging can be expensive and because it requires more coordination between patients and providers, a lot of patients get caught up in the normal flow without realizing that they have options on how to cover their test. Choosing to get your scans at an outpatient imaging center versus at a hospital is one way to save money but there are other ways to significantly lower your overall cost. Some centers offer cash discounts on their imaging services. This is helpful for people without insurance or with complex insurance policies that may only cover part of the cost of a scan.
It is important to figure out if you will benefit from paying cash for your imaging scan. If you have insurance, it is best to call your provider to confirm any fees you may have to pay for the scan and whether or not you have a deductible and how much. A deductible is the amount of money insurance policy-holders need to pay before their insurance kicks in. If you need an MRI that costs $500 through insurance but you have $600 left on your deductible, you will be responsible for paying for that scan entirely, not to mention any service/transaction fees that may come up. Skipping insurance and deciding to pay cash may lower that amount to $250. Since cash pay discounts are not standard, different imaging centers have different prices depending on the type of scan you need.
How can I find a cash pay imaging center?
Imaging centers are not required to have cash pay discounts and those that do have prices that vary depending on the types of scans offered. Some centers that offer cash pay discounts may also be limited by the types of scans they can perform. To guarantee the best price for your scan, we recommend directly contacting imaging centers and comparing prices. This is a lot of work and can be difficult to do on your own. That’s why Medmo connects you to imaging centers that are guaranteed to offer cash pay discounts on the scan(s) you need with locations convenient to you. We take the guesswork out of finding reputable and accredited centers that you can afford.
To book a scan, visit us at Medmo.com. Medmo helps people schedule radiology imaging tests – such as MRI, CT scans, PET, and more – at nearby accredited centers and identify the payment solution that works best for them.