|Welcome to OpenSided MRI.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a sophisticated technique which
creates high resolution images of the body without the use of
x-rays. The technique uses a magnet and radio frequency waves,
similar to those used in an AM/FM radio. Our system is an open
design MRI, a revolutionary MRI system which features the advantages
of an easily accessible permanent magnet. Image quality and
diagnostic capability are excellent. Any feeling of anxiety is
minimized compared to the traditional “tube style” MRI system. Your
comfort during the exam is our utmost concern.
Our staff is a dedicated group of experienced professionals prepared
to provide quality service. They strive to ensure that appointments
can be scheduled within five minutes. A final report of your MRI
exam will be available within 24 hours. CD and films are available
upon request. Our staff is trained to make patients feel comfortable
and welcome from the moment they arrive. Our complete commitment to
service makes all the difference.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE on your cost for MRI exam
Your cost for an MRI exam at a hospital facility may be much higher than you realize
We urge you to verify your insurance coverage prior to your MRI exam and determine what your
financial responsibility will be. If it is higher that you expect, or can afford, please contact
OpenSided MRI before you have your diagnostic imaging studies performed at another facility.
DON'T BE SURPRISED AFTER THE FACT
Since many health insurance plans have drastically increased the deductibles and co-payments patients
must pay, your "out-of-pocket" financial responsibility for an MRI exam may have changed dramatically in
recent years. Unless you have recently had an MRI exam, you many not even be aware of this.
If your physician refers you to a hospital facility for your MRI exam, your cost may be much greater
there than if you have your exam performed at a free-standing imaging facility. This is because hospitals
(including their outpatient center) usually charge much more for an MRI exam than facilities such as OpenSided
MRI, and those higher prices may result in higher deductibles and payments for you.
Generally, your referring physcian's office will not even be aware of what your insurance plan pays for
or does not pay for, and it will be up to you to determine this. In some cases, if your referring physician is
employed or affiliated with a hospital, he or she may be expected to refer their patients to the hospital's imaging
facilities. While convenient for them, this could be very expensive for you! Therefore, it is important to
proactively check prices beforehand and request a referral to a different MRI facility if you prefer.
At OpenSided MRI we will always work with you to make your MRI exam affordable. We don't want anyone to
forgo an MRI exam because they can't afford it. Nor do we want to see anyone with "sticker shock" when they get
the bill following their MRI exam. While we can't say "every time," we can say "almost always" you will find
your "out-of-pocket" cost will be less at OpenSided MRI. In addition, we work with our "self-pay" clients based
upon what they can afford.
So, if your "out-of-pocket" costs are important to you, before scheduling your MRI exam at a hospital, or
another facility, first, verify what your insurance co-payments and deductibles will be. Then call OpenSided MRI.
We think you will be pleasantly surprised at the difference.