Why MRI of Reston?

MRI of Reston has been providing outstanding imaging quality for close to 30 years. What separates us from everyone else is our attention to patient care and individual service. Keeping this focus in mind, we are publishing a comparison of our patient charges to the average hospital owned facility in Northern Virginia for the most common insurance carriers.

 The following is provided to assist the public in making an informed decision:

  • Procedure

  • MRI KneeMRI Knee
  • MRI Lumbar SpineMRI Lumbar Spine
  • MRI Lumbar Spine with & without contrast
    MRI Lumbar Spine with & without contrast
  • MRI BrainMRI Brain
  • MRI Brain with & without contrast
    MRI Brain with & without contrast
  • MRI of Reston

  • * Values are derived from an average of contracted insurance reimbursements

    Average
    Insurance Payment*

  • MRI Knee$507
  • MRI Lumbar Spine$506
  • MRI Lumbar Spine with & without contrast
    $762
  • MRI Brain$509
  • MRI Brain with & without contrast
    $762
  • Local Hospitals

  • * Values are derived from an average of contracted insurance reimbursements

    Average
    Hospital Payment*

  • MRI Knee$1,293
  • MRI Lumbar Spine$1,252
  • MRI Lumbar Spine with & without contrast
    $1,864
  • MRI Brain$1,312
  • MRI Brain with & without contrast
    $1,888
  • The Difference

  • * Values are derived from an average of contracted insurance reimbursements

    Between MRI of Reston & Local Hospitals*

  • MRI Knee$786
  • MRI Lumbar Spine$746
  • MRI Lumbar Spine with & without contrast
    $1,102
  • MRI Brain$803
  • MRI Brain with & without contrast
    $1,126

Why The Difference In Costs?

Due to changes in healthcare laws, there is a greater variation in radiology sites’ charges.

A facility’s fees are based on the contracted reimbursements which have been established with insurance carriers. Healthcare procedures are reimbursed differently depending upon whether or not a facility is owned by a hospital. Hospital owned sites must submit two separate charges: one for the exam and one for the doctor’s interpretation. Because MRI of Reston is physician owned and managed, we only submit one charge to the insurance. The result is a marked difference in out of pocket expenses for patients with insurance deductibles.