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.