price list for imaging

How much does an X-ray cost? $50. How much does a CT scan without contrast cost? $400. An Indianapolis company, Northwest Radiology, has joined the increasing number of providers posting prices with a flat-rate pricing plan. Not all of the prices are rock-bottom-low, given what we know of the marketplace, but the transparency is most definitely here.

“Say goodbye to confusing, high-priced medical bills,” the website says. “You deserve to have a clear price before your procedure. With Northwest Radiology’s new flat rate pricing, you know exactly what you will pay. You still receive the same high-quality imaging from trusted local physicians without the confusing medical bills.

“The cost of your imaging procedure is guaranteed to not exceed the published price from Northwest Radiology, regardless of insurance. We GUARANTEE you and your insurance will not be billed more than the costs in the chart below — and sometimes less! Payments will also still go toward your deductible.”

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...