Billing Questions

Our staff will file a claim for services provided by Open Air MRI of Cenla to your insurance company. Access Radiology will bill for the professional interpretation of your exam. However you are ultimately responsible for your bill. If you have special circumstances and need to arrange a payment plan, please contact our billing office at (318) 424-6486.

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The Mistake That Can Cost You MORE for Medical Tests

Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs can be very expensive if you don't have insurance.

In fact, they can be expensive even if you DO have insurance, depending on your policy's deductibles and co-pays.

Diagnostic imaging accounts for 57 percent of the cost of cancer care, according to this 2010 report in JAMA.

While I always recommend your being very judicious in your use of medical diagnostic procedures—especially those involving radiation exposure—there are certainly times when it is appropriate and useful for you to have a certain test, and you may be paying much more than you need to.

Most people don't realize that the fees for these procedures can vary tremendously, depending on where they are performed.

Many people use hospitals for outpatient procedures, not even realizing there are alternatives.

Hospitals tend to be the MOST expensive option for diagnostics and outpatient procedures—sometimes by an enormous margin.

Imagine going to the grocery store and buying a dozen eggs, but not knowing the price until a bill arrives in your mailbox.

Furthermore, imagine that the range of prices for one dozen eggs is from $2.00 to $30.00, and your bill could be anything in between. Well, that is EXACTLY what is happening in our current medical system, especially with diagnostic imaging.