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How much will I pay for an MRI in Massachusetts?

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... Continued

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

You've seen Shields' commercials. Your doctor or insurance company has reminded you of it. So you get it - choosing Shields MRI can save you money! But why?? How can an MRI that is of the highest-quality cost up to 60% less than hospitals?  Continued

Two MRIs. One BIG difference.

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... Continued

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

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. Continued

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

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Do you need an MRI for your neck pain or back pain?

  Back pain and neck pain is a common complaint, especially among women. These aches can be attributed to menstrual cycles, stress, lifting children and even computer use. As women age they may suffer from back pain due to past injuries, poor... Continued

Head trauma: a serious threat to children athletes. Is an MRI needed?

If your children play football or any contact sport, do they face the risk of injuring their head? Yes. If he or she never experiences a concussion, are they risk-free from any negative changes in the brain? No. Continued

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

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

Tips for talking to your doctor about price

Taking an active role in your health and communicating with your doctor is critical to getting good healthcare; that includes discussions around cost. Here are some tips on preparing for discussions with your doctor about price. Get educated.... Continued

Study finds CT Scans aid in reducing lung cancer deaths

Check out Gardiner Harris' article in the New York Times: "CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds."  Mr. Harris reports on a recent study that finds annual CT scans for 'heavy' smokers can aid in reducing deaths by lung cancer by 20%! Continued

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