Billing FAQ

Pre-Exam

What do I need to bring with me the day of my exam?
Do I need preauthorization from my health care policy or plan?
Does Open Imaging file secondary claims as well as primary ones?
What if I still have questions after reviewing this web site?

Post-Exam

Why do I sometimes get two bills for a healthcare procedure?
Who do I contact if I have a question about my bill?
Can you explain the billing process?
Why am I receiving a fee for a radiologist when I never saw the radiologist?

Insurance

How much is my procedure if I don't have insurance or don't want to bill it to the insurance that I have?
How much does an imaging exam cost if I have insurance?
Does Open Imaging participate with my insurance plan?
Will my insurance cover this procedure?
What is authorization?
How do I know if I need insurance authorization for my procedure?

Co-pays & Deductibles

Will I have an out-of-pocket expense for this procedure?
What is co-payment, co-insurance or deductible?
If I haven't met my deductible yet, does it matter if I bill my procedure to insurance? I'm just going to be paying for it myself anyway.
I was involved in an auto accident. My attorney wants me to have an MRI scan. Do you accept liens?