How medical imaging costs are busting your corporate budget

Our CEO discusses how costs can vary even within network — making it difficult for employees to find cost-effective care.

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Olivia Marcus
By Olivia Marcus on June 07, 2018

Olivia is on the marketing team at Amino, where she helps get the word out about Amino. Connect with Olivia Marcus on LinkedIn

Many employers have found that the single biggest driver of their healthcare costs is imaging. This includes everything from MRIs to CT scans to ultrasounds. In fact, in a recent ROI analysis we conducted on behalf of a large employer, we found that they were overspending by millions on healthcare, and more than 38% of it could be attributed to imaging.

The problem with this is that imaging can vary widely in price, depending on whether your employees decide to go to a freestanding imaging center or a hospital — with hospitals being the more expensive option. For instance, a spine MRI in Alaska could cost up to $2,000 more if taken at a hospital versus a freestanding imaging center. It’s clear how a series of bad decisions like this by your employees can add up quickly. 

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