FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are a few questions we commonly receive from patients and doctors about Advanced Patient Imaging.
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Yes, Ohio Law Requires An Order For Medical Imaging
Many doctors offices will provide an order to our office prior to your scheduled procedure. If we have not recieved the order in advance, please bring a written order from your doctor on the day of your visit. You will need a order from your doctor before you can have a MRI or Ultrasound.
Affordable Medical Imaging accepts health insurance, including Medicare, Anthem, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Cigna, Ohio Worker’s Comp and others. Call our office for details.
This is due to the fact that medical providers contract with insurance companies for "negotiated rates" that they must accept and charge their patients. Our prices are lower than any negotiated rates offered in the market place.
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept major credit cards and debit cards as the method of payment.
Today, individuals and families are increasingly transitioning to a high deductible health plan, either by choice or due to employer options, to lower the monthly cost of their insurance coverage. A high deductible health plan (also known as an HDHP) means exactly what the name implies. You will pay out a high amount of money (deductible) before the insurance plan starts paying for your medical bills.For example, if you have an individual plan with a deductible of $4,000 and you receive a medical bill in the amount of $1,200 for an MRI, the insurance company will not pay anything until you reach your deductible. Therefore, you will pay the entire amount out-of-pocket. Would you rather pay $1,200 for an MRI or would you rather pay $395 for an MRI? In other words, would you like to keep $805 in your pocket or give it to a hospital? This is a considerable savings by most accounts.
Our Business Model
Affordable Medical Imaging developed our business model centered on low fixed costs. We do not have excessive operating or overhead costs like most large hospitals or outpatient diagnostic centers. This allows us to offer individuals who may have no insurance, high deductible or co-insurance plans an affordable medical imaging option without sacrificing quality of service.
Higher Cost Does Not Equal Higher Quality or Better Outcomes
We utilize the same technology offered in the majority of hospitals and imaging centers throughout the country. We use a 1.5T G.E. MRI scanner that is considered the gold standard for an MRI in a clinical setting. Affordable Medical Imaging is committed to providing our patients with the best service at the best price. We employ a friendly, professional, caring staff with years of experience and specialty training. Our radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Know Before You Go Pricing
At Affordable Medical Imaging, you always know the total cost prior to your exam. Most facilities do not disclose the total cost prior to your exam and have additional hidden fees added on to the final bill. We provide true price transparency with our up-front pricing. We have zero hidden fees.
Affordable Medical Imaging can provide primary reporting by multiple types of approved readers. Most of our primary readings are made by Dr. Eric Brandser M.D. A boardcertified Radiologist by the American Board of Radiology can interpret our MRI scans, CT scans, and Ultrasound images. Dr. Brandser has a 24-hour "turnaround" time on non-emergent reports and can quickly resolve a STAT reading. Some of our referring Chiropractors might be interested to know that we provide them with an initial interpretation not "over-read" by a Chiropractic Radiologist. Dr. Edward J. Dailey D.C. D.A.C.B.R can interpret our spine imaging for our Chiropractic providers and their patients. These reports are detailed to provide a template of reading that goes into the details that provide Chiropractic services what they need to thrive in their practice. Lastly, Affordable Medical Imaging also provides primary reading from _Joel Rosner M.D. Dr. Rosner provides special reads for our Podiatry providers and their patients. Much like the Chiropractic readings, Dr. Rosner provides reports that are designed to provide specific information but for podiatry needs specific to ankle and feet imaging.