Mobile Imaging services are significantly cheaper than going to a hospital, in fact they can be up to 85% less expensive. By understanding how and why, you can make an informed decision about your medical care, and if you own a business that has imaging needs you can save significantly on those costs.
Hospitals charge more for imaging services for three main reasons:
1. To offset the cost of poorly reimbursed services
2. They charge insurers a facility fee
3. To offset the cost of their general operations
What makes this even worse from a consumer standpoint is that there is no standardized cost for an imaging service at a Hospital and the price varies greatly. You probably know which grocery store sells cheaper milk or your favorite brand of toothpaste but the price range is similar. A store would likely go out of business if they were charging $45.00 for a tube of tooth paste. When it comes to hospitals services, however, price can vary that greatly. Moreover, patients aren’t told upfront what the cost of a procedure will be or how much your insurance will pay. If your insurance has a high deductible or you find yourself without insurance at all you risk paying even more. If you need further proof check out these examples from Mercola.com:
. Chest X-ray in Portland, Oregon? You can pay $3,300 to get one from Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, OR you can pay $200 at Legacy Imaging St. Helens
. Abdominal Ultrasound in New York City? You can fork over $2,775 to Hudson Valley Hospital Center, OR you can pay $380 to have it done by Northeast Radiology
. Colonoscopy in Seattle? Hand over $8,200 to Schick Shadel Hospital, OR have Providence Everett Medical Center do it for $2,250
Mobile Imaging services on the other hand have a much lower overhead, don’t charge a facility fee, and have no need to offset the cost of other procedures. You get the benefit of excellent service, convenience and a lower cost. Additionally, all of our technicians have the same level of training required to work in a hospital.
For more information on how to utilize our Mobile Imaging Services for your business or self fill out the form on the “contact us” page and we’ll be in touch to walk you through how we can start saving you money.