Make Paying Your Medical Bills Stress-Free with Midwest Imaging Professionals

Medical bills can be confusing and stressful to manage. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Midwest Imaging Professionals makes paying your medical bills easy and convenient. As a leading radiology group in the Midwest, they are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience. This includes simplifying the billing and payment process.

Understanding Your Medical Bills

A trip to the doctor hospital or imaging center typically means you’ll receive a bill afterwards. These bills can be confusing with medical codes, abbreviations and terminology you may not understand. Midwest Imaging Professionals aims to eliminate this confusion.

When you receive a bill from Midwest Imaging it will include details like

  • Date of service
  • Type of radiology exam or procedure performed
  • Charges for each service rendered
  • Any payments made or discounts applied
  • Amount you owe

The bill will also include instructions on how to pay and contact information if you have any questions.

Some key tips on deciphering your medical bills

  • The bill and the EOB (Explanation of Benefits) from your health insurance company are not the same thing. The EOB shows what your insurance covered. The bill shows what you owe.

  • If you see codes or abbreviations you don’t understand, call the billing office for help decoding them.

  • Before you send the bill, check that the date of service, charges, and procedure codes match what you have on file from the appointment.

Easy Payment Options

Once you understand what you owe, Midwest Imaging offers convenient payment options:

Pay Online

The Midwest Imaging patient portal is the fastest and easiest way to pay your medical bills. Anytime you want, you can log in and pay off your debts from your computer or phone. Payments can be made with a credit card, debit card or electronic check.

Pay by Phone

Call the billing office at 877-556-0695 and a billing specialist can assist you in making a payment over the phone using a card. The billing office is available Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

Pay by Mail

If you prefer, you can mail in a check or money order payable to Midwest Imaging. Be sure to include your account number on the check so your payment is properly credited. Send payments to:

Midwest Imaging Professionals
PO Box 3248
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Set Up a Payment Plan

If paying the full balance due is a hardship, call the billing office to set up a reasonable payment plan. Plans can be arranged to break up the total amount due into more manageable monthly payments.

Get Support for Medical Bill Questions

It’s common to have questions about your medical bills and Midwest Imaging is here to help. Call 877-556-0695 to speak with a patient account representative who can:

  • Explain charges and billing codes
  • Verify your insurance benefits and coverage
  • Assist with filing insurance claims
  • Set up payment plans
  • Accept payments
  • Resolve billing discrepancies

The billing staff understands medical bills can be complex. They are happy to take the time to ensure you understand your bill and options for payment.

Avoid Bill Surprises with Upfront Estimates

To eliminate surprise medical bills, Midwest Imaging provides upfront estimates of out-of-pocket costs for imaging procedures. After scheduling your exam, you’ll receive a personalized estimate showing:

  • Anticipated charges
  • Projected insurance coverage/payment
  • Estimated patient responsibility

This allows you to financially prepare for health expenses. If the actual billed charges end up being higher than the estimate, call the billing office to have them adjusted.

Financial Assistance Available

Midwest Imaging offers financial assistance programs for patients who qualify based on income guidelines. These programs provide discounted or free care for those facing financial hardships.

To find out if you are eligible, complete a financial assistance application available on the Midwest Imaging website or by calling the billing office.

Focus on Your Health, Not Your Medical Bills

At Midwest Imaging Professionals, our mission is to simplify the billing process so you can focus on your health, not stress about medical bills. We aim to provide clear, accurate bills, convenient payment options, and exceptional customer support. Our team is here to answer any questions you have and provide a billing experience that takes the frustration out of medical bills.

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The Cost of Imaging

Are you concerned about how much your MRI exam will cost you? If your insurance plan has a deductible or coinsurance, or if the exam you need is not covered by insurance, you may pay significantly more for your imaging exam at a hospital than you will pay at Midwest Imaging Center. As discussed in more detail below, the actual out-of-pocket costs for each patient will vary based on a number of factors, including whether the patient qualifies for a discount, whether the procedure is covered by insurance, and, if so, whether any deductible, co-insurance or other limitation applies.

If your exam is covered by private insurance: Your insurer negotiates with imaging providers on your behalf for a “contracted rate” to control cost. The contracted rate is the maximum amount that an imaging provider can collect for a covered service, and is usually less than the standard charge. What is not widely known is that the contracted rate is not the same for all imaging providers, and the contracted rates can be higher for hospitals than for independently-owned outpatient imaging centers like Midwest Imaging Center. At most local hospitals, you also will receive a bill for the radiologist interpretation of your exam and/or facility fees. At Midwest Imaging Center, our charge includes the radiologist interpretation. There is no other bill.

These rates matter. If you have not met your deductible for the year, or if your plan requires coinsurance, then all or part of the charges for your imaging exam will be your responsibility. Since contracted rates vary from one imaging provider to another, and also from one insurance plan to the next, it is important to educate yourself. Before scheduling your next imaging exam at a local hospital, we encourage you to consult with your insurer about coverage, and to ask the hospital what you can expect to pay out-of-pocket, based on their contracted rate and the deductible and co-insurance of your plan. Call us to find out what you can expect to pay out-of-pocket at Midwest Imaging Center as a point of comparison. Like many of our patients, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Why would you pay more? Your Health… Your Choice Midwest Imaging Center. Call and compare at 417-885-1100.

If your exam is not covered by insurance: If you are scheduling an imaging exam that is not covered by insurance, then, subject to any available discounts, you will be responsible for 100% of the charges for your service. As discussed, the average charges of the local hospitals can be significantly higher than the average charges of an independently-owned outpatient imaging center like Midwest Imaging Center. Before scheduling your next imaging exam at a local hospital, we encourage you to ask the hospital for their charges, including any radiology fees that might be independently billed. You also should ask whether the hospital offers any discounts, including for partial or full pre-payment. Then call us to find out the Midwest Imaging Center all inclusive charges and available discounts as a point of comparison. Like many of our patients, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Why would you pay more? Your Health… Your Choice Midwest Imaging Center. Call and compare at 417-885-1100.

How Radiology Billing Works

How do I Bill for my imaging services?

If your Services were performed at any Midwest Radiology Outpatient Imaging, Suburban Imaging, or Maplewood Imaging location, billing for your imaging test will come on ONE invoice. 1. Imaging Services & Radiology Services One invoice for both the imaging procedure (s) and for the medical interpretation of your images. 1. Text Message

Who is Midwest imaging center?

Since 2006, Midwest Imaging Center has been a leader in diagnostic radiology imaging throughout southeast Missouri. Quality care, friendly professional staff and a relaxing environment sets us apart, making us the best choice when you need an MRI. Putting your imaging needs first is our goal. Located conveniently near Maple Valley.

How do I pay for imaging services?

If your Services were performed at an Affiliated Hospital or Clinic, billing for your imaging test will come on TWO different invoices. 1. Imaging Services One invoice from the Hospital or Clinic that performed the imaging procedure (s). You will make your payment to that entity. 2. Radiology Services

Why choose Midwest imaging Farmington&Midwest imaging Potosi?

At Midwest Imaging Farmington & Midwest Imaging Potosi, we have a team of Medical Professionals who are dedicated to delivering the highest level of quality and service. The Imaging Professionals. MRI CAT Scan / CT Scan Ultrasound WE ACCEPT ALL INSURANCE AND HAVE SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS

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