Variable cost of MRI has big impact for American healthcare consumers

Doctor fees

A recent article in Business Insider looks at what Americans are currently paying for their healthcare – and the conclusion is that the average American is paying than ever before.

According to the article, more than 50% of American workers pay up to $1,000 up front for their healthcare plans – and this cost runs into several thousand dollars when it comes to specialist services such as getting an X-ray or MRI.

In addition, these costs can escalate significantly if the procedure takes place in a hospital compared to an imaging centre – the research upon which the report is based, which surveyed over 14,000 locations, states that hospital MRI rates were significantly dearer than a stand-alone imaging center.

Scott Wolf, President and Director of Research for Grace Century said “Costs depending on where you go is the whole logic behind our portfolio projects idea for Medxiall. The Business Insider article explains this clearly”

Read the full article here.

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