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    How much does an MRI scan cost?

    Posted by John Holden on Sun, Jan 04, 2009
      
      
      
      
      
      

    gold coinsMRI scans are frequently ordered by doctors to look for and follow a variety of diseases. Over 26 million MRI scans are done every year at a cost of $18 billon. Although insurance covers most of the cost, with the growth of high deductible plans, higher copays, and catastrophe-only coverage, U.S. patients are increasingly paying more out of pocket for their medical care. And over 47 million uninsured people are faced with the full cost of an MRI if they need one.

    MRI prices are based on a number of factors:

    • body part being examined
    • need for contrast/dye injection
    • done at hospital or outpatient imaging center
    • local competition

    We decided to check our local MRI prices.

    We called 5 hospitals and 5 outpatient imaging centers in our area asking for the full price for an MRI of the Brain with dye. Two hospitals were unable to give us the price (didn't know!) and one outpatient center refused to divulge its cash prices over the phone. 

    MRI Price Range

    • Hospitals (3) - $1750 to $2200
    • Outpatient Imaging Centers (4) - $700-$1000

    We did not try to negotiate these prices during the first call. We called back and asked for a discount. Results:

    Negotiated MRI Prices

    Hospitals

    • Hospital 1 offered a 10% discount if paid in full
    • Hospital 2 offered to split payments in half
    • Hospital 3 asked us to "come to the Radiology department"

    Outpatient Centers

    • Outpatient center 1 refused to discount (price was $900)
    • Outpatient center 2 told us the "manager had to approve any discounts". We left a message but didn't hear back.
    • Outpatient center 3 gave us a 20% discount, reducing the price of the test from $1000 to $800.
    • Outpatient center 4 offered to give us a discount but only if we faxed in the doctor's order. 

    We got this price information and discounts but it took us some time:

    • Calls were made over a 3 day period
    • A total of 25 phone calls were made
    • We spent about 3 hours on the phone

    Decidedly non-scientific but very revealing. Getting prices for healthcare services can be daunting and bargaining for prices even harder. Fortunately there are websites (like ours) that are working hard to make prices easy to find and help you understand what you're paying for.

    FYI: You can look up our prices for MRI scans here.

    Have you tried shopping for an MRI? How much did you pay? Did ask for and get a discount? Leave your comments below.

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    COMMENTS

    I live in the Montreal,Quebec area (Deux-Montagnes) Would you please list local areas of contact and submit Prices of (MRI) for the Knee,Thankyou.

    posted @ Tuesday, March 03, 2009 2:02 PM by Robert Fordham


    Hi Robert, 
     
    At this time the RemakeHealth Radiology network is US based. But if any of our readers have tips for Robert, please post here!

    posted @ Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:05 PM by Ravi Sohal


    My friend Sergio needs an MRI on his foot but has no insurance. Do you have any price guides for the Birmingham area?

    posted @ Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:02 PM by Jason


    Hi Jason, 
     
    We're working on adding some more Radiology facilities, including some in Alabama. I'll check to see if we have any in the Birmingham area.

    posted @ Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:23 PM by Ravi Sohal


    I need an MRI of my knee. I live in San Diego (north county) and have my own personal health insurance where I pay 40% and no deductible. How can I find an affordable MRI and does my dr have to let me go where I choose? Thanks, 
     
    Jacquie

    posted @ Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:27 AM by Jacqueline


    Hi Jacquie, 
     
    You can use our site - click on the home link or the red button "Shop Radiology" at the top right of this blog.  
     
    Yes, you have complete control over where you go. Keep in mind that you should confirm that the facility takes your insurance if you are going to use your insurance for the MRI.

    posted @ Saturday, June 27, 2009 5:20 PM by Ravi Sohal


    I live in West Palm Beach Flordia and my mother needs an MRI on her foot and she has no insurance. Whats the best way to handle the situation?

    posted @ Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:12 PM by Will


    Hi Will, 
     
    Your mother will need an order from her doctor for the test. You can then shop around locally or use our site to shop and purchase the test. Once you purchase from our site, we work with your chosen facility and help your schedule the test. 
     
    Regards

    posted @ Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:47 PM by Ravi Sohal


    Hi 
     
    If anyone in the UK wants an affordable MRi Scan I just used Vista Diagnostics. They offer single region mri scans from £250

    posted @ Friday, August 21, 2009 7:25 AM by Jason


    good article

    posted @ Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:38 PM by JANKI


    not sure how i stumbled onto this website but sure wish i had two months ago. I would prefer not to tell you the names of the facility's because I will be negotiating with the facility shortly for a discount. whatever you do check around for price of mri...i am truly a victim of the biggest rip off ever. had mri of a toe and was charged 2,700.00. i called another imaging center and was told the charge would be 425.00 cash!!!!!!!!! needless to say, my insurance company has already paid the first facility over 800.00 but they are coming after me for the balance. what a joke!!!!!!!!!!! for a toe!!!! do your homework and remember you do not have to get your mri done where your doc tells you; unless of course he wants to pay the bill.

    posted @ Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:58 PM by j meyers


    i need an MRI of my back and i don't have any insurance.how do i find an affordable mri scan in new york city area?

    posted @ Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:36 PM by Angel


    why is a MRI scan more expensive at a hospital vs an outpatient center. Also, at the outpatient center I do not have to pay my deductible but at the hospital I do...I have looked into the quality of the exams and reads and I would rather have the exams done in the hospital but it costs so much more....why?? I reside in georgia.

    posted @ Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:43 PM by genia


    Hi Genia, 
     
    Hospitals have a lot more overhead and are less efficient with their resources. They also have more leverage with insurance companies and can charge higher prices. The quality is the same at both outpatient facilities and hospitals - the use the same machines and in many cases the same Radiologists.

    posted @ Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:53 PM by Ravi Sohal


    I have a friend, a pastors wife who needs a MRI of her brain. Having severe headache ans a heaviness one side of here head.Can you tell me what it will cost. They do not have the money to get here and pay for the test.Can you give some suggestions. 
     
    Thanks. 
     
    Barbara

    posted @ Friday, February 05, 2010 12:09 PM by Barbara


    Hi Barbara, 
     
    You can look up prices on the main websitewww.remakehealth.com or click on "Home" above in the navigation bar. Price will depend on your friend's location. If they are unable to pay for the test have they looked into state funded health care, generally for low income families? I wonder if our readers also have any suggestions...

    posted @ Friday, February 05, 2010 12:29 PM by Ravi Sohal


    can somebody please advice me that were the mri scan done in hyderabad in affordable prices and y its done my mother is suffering from back problem from 2 months and doctor had advice her to go for mri scan please advice me what to do if some body knows about this 
     

    posted @ Monday, March 01, 2010 10:49 AM by shruti


    MRI scan is under 200 euros in most european countries. Cheaper to fly to Europe round trip and get it done there and get a vacation at the same time.

    posted @ Monday, March 08, 2010 12:27 PM by Fred Bohm


    I recently visited doctor in Richmond, VA regarding my HIP pain and he suggested for MRI scan, in the same hospital i went for mri scan and they told it cost 5000$ for my right hip scan. i was shocked. i directly walked out of the hospital. now i am searching some other hopital which can do better job with honesty, not to eating my and my insurance company money.

    posted @ Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:54 PM by kiran b


    WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST TEST TO DO FOR KNEE PROBLEM, A MRI OR CT. 
     
    THEY SOUND LIKE THEY LOOK FOR THE SAME THINGS. THE CT IS HALF THE PRICE OF THE MRI.

    posted @ Saturday, May 08, 2010 5:19 PM by CELIA SMITH


    Hi Celia, 
     
    A knee MRI will show tendons, ligaments, menisci that a CT can not accurately evaluate.

    posted @ Saturday, May 08, 2010 10:07 PM by Ravi Sohal


    Thank you. This article was very helpful.

    posted @ Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:41 PM by FS


    My son has had back problems for awhile and he was told he needs MRI.. hes out of work and has no ins . where can he go get this done that he can make payments and that is affordable... 
    He lives in Columbia S.C.

    posted @ Friday, June 25, 2010 12:26 PM by Gail Ellis


    Gail, 
     
    You can shop around on our main sitewww.remakehealth.com or call 877-573-6253 ext 1.

    posted @ Friday, June 25, 2010 1:08 PM by Ravi Sohal


    how much does and mri cost for the back or whole body

    posted @ Sunday, June 27, 2010 9:08 PM by jose


    Jose, 
     
    You can look up MRI prices on the main website www.remakehealth.com. For a whole body MRI price you'll need to select the different body parts - usually this is an MRI of the chest, abdomen and pelvis.

    posted @ Monday, June 28, 2010 12:01 PM by Ravi Sohal


    I need sn Mri done, where in Maryland, can I go and get a discount. Zip code 21060, 21227.

    posted @ Tuesday, August 17, 2010 11:31 AM by Lin Bethea


    Hi Lin, 
     
    Click on "Home" above and you can browse prices for MRIs. There's also a phone number on the main site you can call and talk to someone directly. Good luck!

    posted @ Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:55 PM by Ravi Sohal


    Thanks for your investigation. I am an Aussie living in America (18 months) and have unfortunately had the 'opportunity' of using the American Health system... wow, what an absolute calamity!!! In Australia, the cost to the public is around $10 to $20... here, we just got a bill for (wait for it...) $1,800!!! The health system here is just one rort after another. The 'people' are the ones suffering under the medico systems, unrelenting and worsening GREED... heaven help us all, if we ever need to rely on the US health system for something serious.

    posted @ Monday, August 30, 2010 1:48 PM by StrangerOz


    I hurt my back at a water park in Ukraine and went to a private hospital and care center known as Into-Sana. the cost of my doctor consultations and a spinal MRI came to $90! That's NINTY DOLLARS! what a deal! Not like our rip off health care in USA!

    posted @ Wednesday, September 01, 2010 2:40 PM by Devin Battley


    can you get the mri with out seeing the doctor?

    posted @ Wednesday, December 08, 2010 3:19 PM by julia


    Hi Julia, 
     
    You need a doctor's order (prescription) to get an MRI.

    posted @ Friday, December 10, 2010 2:31 AM by Ravi Sohal


    I am like some of the others. Wish I had found this site a couple of days ago. I had a MRI of my stomach yesterday. I was in that thing for 1 and half hours. I do not know how much it will cost. I have good insurance but still it will be plenty. I know why hospitals charge a lot more. They will not bill some insurance. My son had to go to hospital for an IV for his skin. He had been paying $50.00 his part of almost $6,000.00 at his doctor, that is for each visit which is every 6 weeks. But now at the hospital they sent him a bill for $900.00 because they will not go through his insurance to get the meds.

    posted @ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:33 AM by Joeella


    I went to a small private clinic called Guadalupe for $39 a visit. I'm a nursing student, so I already knew what I had "piriformis syndrome", all I need is an injection on my ass. He said "MAYBE BUT JUST TO BE SURE WE NEED TO RUN OTHER TESTS", that money hungry bastard. The X-Ray there cost me $50, sent me to a Radiology clinic he's affiliated with which added $325. That price is just for Lumbar Spine image, they markdown prices "a little" for people who pay CA$H. Radiology Imaging Center is on Flamingo, the other clinic on Nellis past Charleston. Las Vegas, Nevada

    posted @ Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:06 PM by Rigo Vega


    I paid about $625 to an imaging center in the San Jose area for an MRI of my low back. I have an HSA, so this was the full negotiated cost through my insurance company (Healthnet).

    posted @ Friday, January 07, 2011 7:04 PM by Jeff


    doctor has prescribed to take mri scan abdomen. how much is the price? in hospital and in private?

    posted @ Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:53 PM by pradeep


    There is a place in Atlanta called Greater Georgia Imaging. I had one done there for $400 I dont have insurance. There number is 6786916134

    posted @ Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:57 AM by Kevin


    thanks for useful information in this article. I did call around get prices for MRI for brain with no insurance in my area(Chicago). As of today(2/3/2011), three outpatient imagining services I called quoted price form $375-$500 depending on with contrast or no. I called two hospitals and left message for financial counselor and haven't got call back.

    posted @ Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:05 PM by Yan


    I see no information on mri scan of the breast. The radiologist advised it "just to be sure," after mammogram revealed small spot, but sonogram showed no abnomalities. Please advise.

    posted @ Sunday, February 13, 2011 9:28 AM by Ann


    Hi Ann, 
     
    Recommended breast MRI guidelines include your situation - a "spot" (aka lesion) which can't be completely characterized by a mammogram and ultrasound.  
     
    Whether or not the MRI would be helpful is based on many factors including family history of breast cancer, comparing your current mammogram to your old mammogram, and the exact morphology of the lesion, etc. 
     
    If you do get the MRI, remember to take your mammogram films to that facility so that the Radiologist can compare the MRI to the mammogram. 
     

    posted @ Monday, February 14, 2011 9:52 PM by Ravi Sohal


    Advanced Imaging, located in Lebanon Oregon, provide 1.5T MRI scans for $485.00. We have had people driving over 4 hours to get to us.

    posted @ Wednesday, March 02, 2011 9:29 AM by Kim Barclay


    I found 2 lumps in my left breast and another painful 1cm lump that is in the crook of my left arm. I'm tired all the time. I have no insurance or job at this time. If I go into the ER...will the doctor order proper lab work and an MRI of my breast and arm? Will the hospital in Houston refuse me or give the least amt of care due to not being able to pay?

    posted @ Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:45 PM by Katnea


    Katnea, 
     
    The ER doc may or may not order the test because breast MRI and mammograms are not done in the ER. He or she may give you an order to take for a mammogram (which is probably what you need). You should contact the hospital and find out if they can help you with your hardship and apply for local state medical programs.

    posted @ Friday, March 11, 2011 12:49 PM by Ravi Sohal


    Do you know the cheapest place in Alaska to get a MRI done? My boyfriend has constant and frequent head acks. We're all getting a lil worried.  
    And also what doctor we should go to.  
    Thanks Amy

    posted @ Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:04 AM by Aimee


    I HAD A TUMOR REMOVED IN 2002. IT WAS INSIDE THE CANAL(T12). NOW BELOW THAT I AM HAVING MAJOR PAINS IN THE LUMBAR REGION, BUT TO THE LEFT ON THE SPINE. I AM UNEMPLOYED AND WHEN I FIND WORK I USUALLY CAN'T LAST LONG WITH THE PAIN. THE ONLY MEDS I TAKE IS 500MG NEPROXAN. MY DOCTOR WANTS TO RUN AN MRI, BUT I DO NOT HAVE THAT KINDA CASH. WHAT SHOULD I DO? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. AARON

    posted @ Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:28 AM by AARON


    Steinberg Diagnostics is a chain in Las Vegas. I called and made an appointment for a week from that day. I was given a price of 580 dollars, with half down and payments for the rest. When I arrived at the Maryland Parkway office I was told that the real price with payments is just shy of 1200. After writing a letter and playing phone tag with Debbie O'Neil Pool it was explained to me that it is one or the other. I was to either pay half of 1200 upfront and make payments, or pay 580, not both. She told me that the only reason for this is that it takes man-hours to send out paper bills and make phone calls. I thanked her for the explanation and that I didn’t want to take up any more of her human-time, out of fear that it would be added to my future bill. 
     
    Apathy and greed have been the two primary themes I have encountered within UNLV and Las Vegas medical systems. I think I shall move to Wall Street, where these two characteristics are presented bare and unapologetic, not under the guise of terms such as health and care.

    posted @ Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:13 PM by John Brown


    Aaron, What state are you in? In OR, check outwww.NorthwestMRI.com If your in another state, look up medical discounts... has access to facilities country wide that offer descent prices. Good luck.

    posted @ Sunday, May 29, 2011 1:55 AM by Kim


    I had an MRI on my leg for a torn hamstring and the hospital charged $8,254.00. Of that amount my insurance paid $7345.00. The hospital is trying to bill me for the difference. Trying to get a detailed statement to see why this price was so high. I live in Southern California in the desert....

    posted @ Monday, June 06, 2011 11:23 AM by jeff


    The price of an MRI these days can be very costly to those that are un-insured or under insured. Our local Doctor stated that his experience is that 20% of the MRI's that he orders on behalf of his patients are rejected by the insurance companies they use. And that is being conservative when ordering them. www.NorthWestMRI.com is an outpatient imaging center that everyone needs to check out. Even if you are in a different state.

    posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 10:05 PM by Mike


    just got a statement from my insurance that my knee MRI (no dyes) will be 3,598.00. this was in an outpatient center in VA. can't wait to see how much i'll have to pay. don't understand why this is so very expensive

    posted @ Monday, June 20, 2011 1:20 AM by lindsey


    Lindsey. Should always contact your insurance company first, before scheduling any procedure like that to determine total cost and more especially, what you will have to pay over and above what the insurance company will pay. This will always give you the option to look around for the best price so you AND your insurance company can save.

    posted @ Monday, June 20, 2011 9:33 PM by Mike


    I live in small town Texas. Small city to some,around 95,000 people. No imaging centers here so I was told by my (most horrible insurance company in the world-b*b*) insurance company it would cost over $3000 because I had to meet my $1300 deductible first then pay 20% and of course I have an out of pocket max. per year of $2500 and on and on and on, and when I ask what that means, I get-you pay it all. Why not just say so instead of beating around the bush and sounding so happy while doing it. Happy to be cheating so many people out of their money and those people just walk around like lambs being led to the slaughter because the government tells them to. Not long ago, I used to work and I used to pay a co-pay on my insurance for things like this and usually it was $25 to $40 for what now cost $3000 to $5000. This is getting worse and worse. Pretty soon we will all be just like in George Orwells 1984 or Solyent Green or better still Red Dawn. What has happened to our world? We cannot afford the things they are telling us we have to pay for and our doctors tell us they cannot help us unless we do what they tell us to do. Unless I give up everything I have (left) and go on welfare, I cannot afford to live and I do mean live. One day, I will probably die from not getting treatment because I cannot afford any of the tests needed to help me. Pretty soon I will not be able to afford the drugs either like so many other poor people in America. What has happened? I'm not some kind of radical. I am a 61 year old grandmother who can't get a job any more. Something has to change.

    posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:01 PM by Linda


    Disgusting, the healthcare system in America. An absolute shame to the nation. $1000 to for an MRI...  
     
    Nevermind drug dealers. The real crooks are the health care industry, corporations, and so called "white-collar" crime.

    posted @ Saturday, August 06, 2011 11:35 AM by Damian


    I'm frome Italy and I lived in USA. weeks ago I needed a brest RMI, hospital asked me to pay almost 8000!!!! it'a shame, I came back in Europe and I had the RMI for 65 € in 3 days. 
     
     
     
    There something wrong in USA health system.....

    posted @ Monday, August 08, 2011 5:06 AM by Luca


    My family was just charged about $7000 for an MRI at Beaumont. Is it just me or does this seem kind of illegal? Thanks to Obama's healthcare plan I can easily dump my retirement fund into Beaumont.

    posted @ Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:21 AM by Tristan hall


    It's got NOTHING to do with "Obama's healthcare plan".  
     
    MRI's were expensive long before Obama came into office.  
     
    It's not possible to get anything done when half the nation is against your ideas.

    posted @ Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:33 PM by damian


    i had my eye-check for glasses a month ago. my right pupil is larger than the left half the size. doc said i have to check MRI, i might have the brain tumor. i have 3 kids, first 2 boys are in the second year college, the third one is in 11th grade. the business here in florida is not doing well. i do not have any insurance. could you please give me any advice how to save money, even just a little bit for my family? and i prefer to help out about the expense for my husband too. i'll have appointment on 9/12/11. please help me. thank you so much.

    posted @ Thursday, September 01, 2011 2:37 PM by pada


    I live in Ft Laud, Fl. I need an MRI of the knee. I have insurance with a $2500 deductible, so I already know the insurance will not pay crap. Can anyone point me in the right place for a reasonable price.

    posted @ Thursday, September 08, 2011 11:01 PM by Toni


    Toni, 
     
    Click on the link above - Home or the Shop Radiology button. You can look up MRI prices. Also call the number for an exact quote for an imaging center near you.

    posted @ Saturday, September 10, 2011 3:29 PM by Rob


    I'm doing research on the cost of an MRI scan and I need to know why the cost can be so different at seperate hospitals. Also, any more in depth information you can give me on the cost of these scans would help a ton. Thank you. Matt

    posted @ Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:55 PM by Matt


    Hi all, take a trip to Europe for your MRI. Costs are about 200 euros for a full body scan... France, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, the prices are relatively the same , nothing like the tripple zero numbers like in the US. 
     
    at the same time treat yourself to great time!!!

    posted @ Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:39 AM by Vladimir


    Has anyone heard of or used Medical Discounts International? Seems fishy but not sure. They list MRI prices by State and give a number to call to schedule. Is it legit? Any one use the site?

    posted @ Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:21 PM by Dolores


    Medical Discounts Is a legit Company but with the Internet there is no real reason to pay them to look places up for you. I went to a great place in Oregon that did my exam for $485, I found them through medical discounts but I would have rather paid them the extra $50 than a reffering company.

    posted @ Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:03 PM by Lynne


    I paid the equivalent of $55 cash for my nephew to get an MRI in Cebu City, Philippines.

    posted @ Monday, January 30, 2012 7:42 PM by Robert Huntington


    I have had three MRI scans , one with dye, and it has cot me zero, zilch, nothing. I live in Australia.

    posted @ Monday, February 06, 2012 8:11 PM by Ron


    Hi, I need an MRI for both of my knees, and I have no health insurance. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. Is there any place where I could find an MRI for under a thousand dollars? I'm also a poor college student :(

    posted @ Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:11 PM by Linzie


    HI MY NAME IS JORGE AND I NEED AN MRI DONE TO MY LEFT KNEE IS THERE ANY CLINICS IN KANSAS CITY THAT CAN DO THAT FOR ME BUT I DONT HAVE INSURANCE AND I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY 2 THOUSAND DOLLARS

    posted @ Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:47 PM by JORGE


    i have a large mass under my left knee cap and an mri was ordered i have no insurance and dont make close to what an mri costs. if i dont have this scan i could lose my leg!! help

    posted @ Monday, March 05, 2012 11:10 AM by melissa graves


    I am feeling extreme pain on right portion of my leg from thai to lower part of right leg. I need for MRI test for LS Spine. Would you please suggest me from where I can get such test at Kolkata and what will be the cost of such test

    posted @ Monday, May 14, 2012 9:36 PM by Sekhar Dasgupta


    Extremly good and timley information! Thanks for being here and with the avg. cost per MRI page.I am looking for an MRI of the knee in Ocala Fla. if it is $450-$500 that will be great. I did not know I could shop around.

    posted @ Wednesday, July 04, 2012 2:27 PM by jerrold holmes


    I am going to need an MRI on my left shoulder in the very near future . My Insurance will hopefuly pick up 80% and I the rest. I live in southest Oklahoma and an wondering if someone knows of a reliable and affordable place to get this procedure performed. My health insurance is through Oklahoma Blue Cross Blue Shield. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    posted @ Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:11 PM by Michael


    I live in south Florida but travel to europe for all my health care needs. Over the last 2 days had 5 cervical x-rays, 1 ct scan and 1 MRI and 5 ankle x-rays, 1 ankle MRI. All results interpreted of course plus a thorough exam with a neurosurgeon. This was all done in one of the best hospitals in Paris, no insurance, total cost less than a $900 USD. No haggling no waiting no hassling. If the US idiocracy widened up a bit, things would be very different back home. Keep in mind that most of the equipment is US made and costs more to aquire and maintain in Europe. Don't even want to think about how much this would have cost me back home. Oh and The neuro surgeon was nice enough to walk me to the physiotherapy dept and personally have me enrolled for 10 sessions for less than $200 bucks...

    posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 1:01 AM by Hassan


    Insurance companies are the reason our healthcare is so expensive. They only reimburse a negotiated portion of the cost of test, procedures, etc. - this is the reason costs have to be increased across the board. It's illegal to discount prices if you except certain forms of payment. Insurance in my region pays out about $500 for an MRI, but for a patient to pay out of pocket it would be around $2500. I pay $1400 per semester (I'm now a med student) for med insurance premiums and can't afford my $35/$50 copay for each dr visit. BCBS has recently turned down my claims without paying one cent. BCBS didn't even negotiate a lower price. BCBS automatically sent me a statement that I owe the full amount.

    posted @ Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:49 PM by Medicalofficemanager


    I am helping my best friend who has no insurance, she may have a rare cancer in the gluteus Max muscle & because this type mattastisises easly/quickly she has to get full body MRI to search for any other signs of cancer. Are these full body, cancer searching types much more than the $700 to $1500. .?

    posted @ Friday, March 15, 2013 10:02 PM by Leslie K


    look in your local area for a mri scanning place not affiliated with a hosp and never have an mri at a hosp. Tell the mri facility you are paying cash. They will undoubtedly give you a huge discount. try it, you have nothing to lose!

    posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:34 PM by j meyers


    Hi 
     
    I want to know the cost of MRI scan of neck in a medical center in UAE

    posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:43 PM by Sherine


    how much is an MRI in san angelo texas from right knee

    posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 10:11 PM by eugenia


    I'm a competitive athlete and need an MRI done on my knee because my physiotherapist suspects an ACL tear. I live in Canada but am willing to travel to the  
    States and pay for an MRI in order to get results as quickly as possible and do what needs to be done in order to get back to my sport ASAP. I'm traveling to Las Vegas for vacation, and I'm wondering if any place will take me there. If not, I am willing to go to Buffalo and get it done, because it is only a couple hours' drive away from home. What do you suggest?

    posted @ Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:12 AM by Sabrina


    I live in Dallas Tx and need to get an MRI done on my knee. Do you know the price range around here and where is the best place to go to??? Oh and will it make a difference on price since i have no Insurance???

    posted @ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:55 AM by Christopher


    I live in Virginia and need to get an MRI done on my Neck . Do you know the price range around here and where is the best place to go to??? and will it make a difference on price since i have no Insurance???

    posted @ Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:29 PM by Rashid AL-Hajri


    google mri centers in your area and just call each and ask for a price. tell them you are cash only. most offer a huge discount.

    posted @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:41 PM by j meyers


    I'm in Colorado and need MRI for breast cancer screening. The facility said "$3060". My doctor said it shouldn't be more than $1000. I call around and they'll do anything to avoid giving me prices.

    posted @ Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:44 AM by Edith


    Some hospitals run specials just for mammograms. You will have to call around to the major hospitals in your area.

    posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:11 PM by ALR


    Hi, 
     
    I need an MRI on my right knee, I am staying at the big Island in Hawaii and I don't have any insurance. Any suggestion ?

    posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 12:52 AM by Bianca Malott


    Hi , i live in Italy, the MRI examination costs are chepear than USA and Canada .the average cost is around 120÷160 € in private Diagnostic Centers and 50 € Tickets in Public Hospitals

    posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:33 AM by franco pansolin


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