How much does an MRI scan cost in New York?

MRI cost in New York

MRI cost in New York is between $600-$6,000 based on the analysis of 100 medical providers who perform MRI in New York. Cash patients pay as little as $250-$600 for the MRI scan. Learn tips on how to negotiate the best rate for your scan.

MRI scan cost in New York by insurance type

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Insured MRI cost

At hospitals in New York, patients with health insurance can expect to pay a co-pay between NaN and NaN , which is 1 of the total cost of between N/A and N/A. To avoid additional charges, patients need to ensure the radiologist is also in-network, otherwise their fees will need to be paid in full.

Medicare MRI cost

Medical & Medicare are the largest payers for healthcare in New York, so they negotiate the best rates. They can pay between N/A and N/A per scan, patients can expect to pay as little as NaN in co-pay . Keep in mind there is a high chance that doctors will deny an MRI referral, as Medicare only covers the cost of medical imaging in very selective cases.

High-deductible MRI cost

Almost 40% of all adult patients have high-deductible health plans, which means they need to meet their deductible of up to $13,000 per family before their insurance kicks-in. They can expect to pay the full price for the MRI scan. For these patients, the best option is to pay in cash.

Cash MRI cost

Self-pay patients can get a discount of up to 80% by using a service such as AffordableScan and can get an MRI scan for as little as N/A . Our partner facilities are able to use their excess capacity and pass the savings to our patients.

MRI scan costs by procedure type in New York

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Cost of MRI scan by city

About MRI scans

An MRI scan is a medical imaging technique that uses magnetism to create images of the anatomy and the physiological processes in the body . According to articles published in, the MRI cost varies widely based on facility & location. There are about 3,000 hospitals in the US with imaging centers that need to pay for their expensive emergency departments. For this reason, they charge insurance companies high prices for their patients' use of imaging services.

Tips for saving on MRIs in New York

  • Shop around for the best price ( get a quote for facilities near you)
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for discounts
  • Look for facilities that work with a teleradiologist, those provide much better reading costs
  • Ask about all the fees - do they include the cost of the MRI and the cost of the radiologist reading?
  • Take your doctor referral with you to another facility – your referral might be issued for one of the most expensive hospitals in the area
  • Use the machine type that is sufficient for your scan – if you need an MRI for a knee or a shoulder, you don’t need the “Ferrari” of MRIs that will cost you thousands of dollars, a simple “Toyota” like MRI for will completely do the job
  • Use a patient concierge service such as AffordableScan to get a quote and schedule and appointment. We'll be happy to assist you

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