Diagnostic imaging technology can be used to give important answers to patients with a variety of concerns. Based on which scan a doctor suggests, you have the option to go to a hospital or an outpatient imaging center like Clovis Open MRI. People are looking for the highest quality while still maintaining an affordable price, and most times will be able to find that an outpatient imaging center will give them the cost and quality balance that they are looking for.
Let's talk pricing.
Dollar for dollar, private practice radiologists charge less per procedure than hospitals, in fact, most patients saved on average over 33% when choosing an outpatient clinic for their diagnostic imaging.
Why can they charge so much? Hospitals charge an overhead fee, plus they are allowed to charge Medicare and other insurers a facility fee. All these little fees add up quickly and raise the price for the patient receiving (and ultimately paying for) the exam.
How to Visualize the Difference Between Hospitals and Outpatient Imaging Centers
The following two pictures show the average prices when getting a procedure done at a hospital vs. at an outpatient facility:
Outpatient imaging center:
Additionally, when you choose an outpatient imaging facility, you can expect to have shorter wait times and a more personalized experience, as these centers are very patient-focused. They want to make sure that you are comfortable and well informed during your procedure.
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