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“Consumer Website Aims for Price Transparency” and We’re a Part of It!

In today’s world, we believe that the consumer should have the power to demand price transparency from healthcare providers. It’s time to stop accepting the idea that you won’t know how much you’re spending until you’re leaving the hospital. Patients have a right to know how much they’ll be expected to pay for a procedure, they have the right to compare those prices between multiple facilities, and they have the right to pick a facility that offers lower prices. It’s a little thing called price transparency, and it’s causing a stir in the medical world. 

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Turning Health Care Convenience OR Price into Convenience AND Price

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 […]