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How much will I pay for an MRI in Massachusetts?

Posted by Lisa Campisi

On a high-deductible health plan this year? You are not alone! More and more employers are implementing these plans that put more of the responsibility to pay out-of-pocket for certain health care procedures onto the patient. As a health care provider, Shields is seeing a rise in inquiries around price for an MRI scan, which have a reputation for being a high-cost imaging procedure. 

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Tags: mri price, MRI Costs, MRI savings

The question everyone asks: WHY does Shields MRI cost less?

Posted by Lisa Campisi

You've heard our commercials. You've seen Tedy Bruschi say it. You get it - choosing Shields can save you money! But why?? How can an MRI that is of the highest-quality cost up to 60% less than hospitals? 

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Tags: price, cost, mri price, transparency, MRI cost, high-deductible health plan

Two MRIs. One BIG difference.

Posted by Lisa Campisi

You don't have to be a radiologist to see what's wrong in THIS picture. While the pictures above are a fun way of showing a price difference, its a very real scenario in Massachusetts. The fact is that the price of an MRI in Massachusetts can vary as much as 65% for the EXACT same scan – the same technology, the same body part, even the same time of day. The purpose of an MRI is to look deeper; perhaps it’s time for consumers to do the same – to their MRI bills.

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Tags: open-bore MRI, MRI, cost, open MRI, copays, health premiums, MRI centers, mri price, health care shopping, high-deductible health plan, HDHP

An MRI for Christmas? What to expect from healthcare transparency tools.

Posted by Lisa Campisi

If you drove by Shields MRI in Framingham on black Friday this year, you'd have seen a line of MRI shoppers out the door beginning at just after midnight.

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Tags: price, MRI, Shields MRI, mri price, transparency, MRI cost, health care shopping

Five REAL tips to help the family on a high-deductible health plan

Posted by Lisa Campisi

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Tags: health care dollars, MRI, cost, copays, healthcare expenses, health premiums, health insurer, mri price, high-deductible health plan, HDHP

Ten ways to make the most of your health care in 2013

Posted by Lisa Campisi

This information is from:
Castlight Health, Inc. San Francisco, CA (415) 829-1400, info@castlighthealth.c

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Tags: MRI, Shields, Shields MRI, HR Directors, PET/CT, healthcare expenses, health premiums, health insurer, PET, MRI centers, mri price