It can be confusing sorting through all of the information surrounding various diagnostic imaging scans. Learning what the tests are, how they are performed, and what their function is can be a dizzying experience, let alone trying to figure out a fair price for each scan. Thankfully, there is a rhyme and reason to the pricing of these scans. The sophistication of the test and the area where it is used will usually determine the cost. We are here to inform you about how you can determine a fair price and why they vary.
Which would you rather have in your health care: convenience or low cost? Oftentimes, when choosing one, the other is sacrificed. Hospital radiology departments can generate a lot of traffic for the perceived convenience of location and as a one-stop shop for medical care. However, there is no shortage of articles that will tell you that diagnostic imaging is more expensive at a hospital than the same services cost at a freestanding imaging center.
Even insurance companies find independent imaging centers to be more cost-friendly. As this article points out, Humana Insurance told its customers “the average national cost for […]