Doctors continue to refer patients for MRI, CT, and Ultrasound scans to assist in the treatment of various conditions. While these medical scans work great in pinpointing different issues in one's body, the financial burden of getting an MRI scan is another piece to consider. Patients are finding the out of pocket costs are too much to bare so they are declining medical scans until finances improve. This negative cause and effect make doctors treatment more difficult while enduring unnecessary pain and suffering for the patient.
If a patient has a difficulty visiting a doctor's office in person, doctors practicing telemedicine (online doctors) can also prescribe an imaging order. You can use our partner service to submit a request for a referral. Please note the payment goes directly to the medical provider and does not offer refunds as it's used to pay for doctor's time to evaluate each patient case. This time is still incurred whether doctor decides to issue a referral or choose a different diagnostic approach to proceed with patient diagnosis. The usual turnaround time is 1-2 business days.
We are excited to see that telemedicine has enabled this hassle-free process and we see it has quickly become a sought after service for obtaining medical advice and imaging orders when necessary.
The good news is working with doctors and insurance agencies to find “In Network” facilities, and radiologists who read the reports is not the only option! The presence of stand-alone medical scanning facilities is a viable choice for both insured and uninsured patients who need imaging services. Often, insured patients confirm that seeking a stand-alone facility is much cheaper than using insurance and dealing with out of pocket costs to pay for the scan.