How to shop for an MRI: His was $600

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

How to shop for an MRI: His was $600

A friend asked the other day if it was possible to shop for an MRI. I sent him our “10 questions to ask” post, and after a little while, he emailed me to say he had a shoulder MRI for $600 at Union Square Imaging in New York. I asked him if he could tell […]

How much does an MRI cost in California: $255? $973.25? $2,925?

How much does an MRI cost in California: $255?  $973.25? $2,925?

Summary: Early results from our California crowdsourcing project on MRI prices are in. Payments range from $255 to $2,925.15. MRI pricing is a complete mystery: What should you pay? Can you ask for a discount? We’ve been looking at health-care prices for three years, so if we say it’s a mystery, we can imagine what […]

How much does childbirth cost? Or an MRI? Our hospital data

How much does childbirth cost? Or an MRI? Our hospital data

Summary:  How much does childbirth  cost? How much does an MRI cost? Gall bladder surgery, arthroscopy? Today we’re rolling out our database of cash or self-pay hospital prices. While we’ve been collecting pricing for modest “shoppable” procedures since our founding in early 2011, we are now launching a separate database of cash or self-pay prices for more […]

How much does an MRI cost? In Puerto Rico, $307; in San Francisco, $570

How much does an MRI cost? In Puerto Rico, $307; in San Francisco, $570

SUMMARY: How much does an MRI cost the government? Well, in Puerto Rico it’s $307, and in San Francisco it’s $570. Those are the prices paid by Medicare, the federal program for the elderly and disabled. Our awesome search tool will tell you that. Here’s how to find out: Click here to read more, or … […]

How much does an MRI cost? In Lebanon, Ore., it’s $485

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

How much does an MRI cost? In Lebanon, Ore., it’s $485

  Of course, no one shops for health-care services on price alone. Still, we’re interested to see how many service providers are posting prices. This one, Northwest MRI in Lebanon, Ore., about 50 miles south of Portland, offers a $485 MRI and is clearly competing on price. The site says, “our top priority is to […]