Posted on Apr 10, 2020
From detecting disease and identifying injury to guiding surgery and monitoring treatment, medical imaging plays a crucial role in health care.
But finding an imaging center that’s both affordable and high-quality can be difficult. Medmo, an online platform for booking last-minute imaging tests, is providing patients with the perfect solution.
Without insurance, radiology scans cost hundreds of dollars. A CT scan, for example, typically ranges from $500 to $3,000. An MRI scan can cost upwards of $4,000. And PET can easily soar above $5,000.
While these prices are the industry standard, many radiology centers often have last-minute openings on their schedule that they’d rather book at a discounted rate, than have go to waste. Medmo helps people find and book these openings.
On their website, you can select the test you need, provide your availability, and enter your location and how many miles you’re willing to travel - Medmo will then pair you up with discounted appointment openings that fit your criteria.
Medmo’s pricing model is particularly beneficial for people with high deductibles or who don’t have insurance. Instead of paying $2000 for a CT, you pay a fixed price of $325. The self-pay rates are straightforward and transparent, so you don’t have to worry about getting any surprise bills in the mail.
People who would like to use their insurance also have the option to do so. When searching for a facility, Medmo will filter facilities to only show you in-network options. They’ll even also show you your remaining deductible so that you can compare prices and decide if self-pay is the cheaper option.
Where you decide to get your scan can affect the accuracy of your results. When selecting a radiology center on your own, it’s really important to make sure the facility has active accreditations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) or another FDA-approved accreditation body. This confirms the facility is adhering to the latest industry standards for image quality and safety.
But a lot of the time, low-budget centers are operating without accreditation. With Medmo, you can rest assured that you are not sacrificing on quality. All of the imaging centers they work with are accredited by the ACR or the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee.
With Medmo, patients can save hundreds of dollars and still get the top-quality care they deserve. While the company currently works with about 150 facilities, they’re continuously adding more. So if you’re unable to find a center in your area today, you likely will be able to in the coming months.
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