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! :)
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?
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?
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.
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.
.... 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.