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405614 tn?1329144114

Quick question; cost of MRI in Conneticut or around there?

My roommate just called and asked if I could find out for her, so if anyone knows the cost of and MRI in Conneticut, I'd love to hear it.  Thank you!

Kathy
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796642 tn?1238442980
Im in Indiana & know that MRI's can cost any where from $300 to $5000. It depends what all they are going to scan (head, neck, back), if they will be useing contrast, & if it is reg MRI or wide open. If insurence is an issue, talk to neuro about it, sometimes they will re-duce the cost.

Hope this helps! :)
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572651 tn?1530999357
My 3T brain and c-spine at OSU in Ohio was billed at $7,419.00.  This was with and without contrast.

Anthem Blue Cross, my insurance company, paid OSU $1,715.93 as the allowable amount.

I don't know what the cost in Connecticut would be - is she thinking of packing you up and shipping you out to the east coast?

as always,
L

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405614 tn?1329144114
Thanks, her question was about a knee MRI, was work related.  I found a chart that listed a range for various body parts.

I didn't know, though I've had dozens of various MRIs, because my insurance covers them totally, so I don't get EOBs.  Hmm, OHSU may have sent one, but they just did the 3T of my brain, c and t spine, and that wouldn't have helped her anyway.

She believes that you guys know everything, if I don't know it myself, since we've had to see so many doctors and have so many tests.  I sure know more than I did a couple of years ago!

Wow, Lulu, that is obscenely expensive!  I don't suppose OSU would write any of that off?  

Kathy
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572651 tn?1530999357
Kathy,
Sorry if that put you into shock - the rest of the story is -

With my insurance I only pay 10% of the negotiated amount and not the billed amount.  So my share of this bill was $171.59.

I hope that takes care of the sticker shock.  That is also why I try to always advise anyone without insurance to negotiate the amount they can pay for a medical bill.  

L
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405614 tn?1329144114
Lulu,

Sorry to drag up this old post, but I was going through some paperwork and found some EOBs that OHSU had sent me.

My brain, c and t spine MRI with contrast was billed at $8,833.00, so OHSU beats OSU at high prices!

The contrast was $80.00 of it. What a hoot!  

Until you consider all the people whose insurance doesn't pay for necessary tests like these.  I'm glad you've shared information about getting facilities to reduce their charges.

:o)

Kathy
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572651 tn?1530999357
.... mine didn't include the T-spine, just the C-spine...  so probably image for image I have your cost beat!! LOL

Did you ever find the cost of a knee MRI in Connecticut?

Its good to see you around - I hope you're here more.
Lu
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