Shoulder MRI (with and without contrast)

Total Fair Price:$1,241

Fair Price Fee Details

Physician Services
Fee: $1,241
Fee Details: Price includes the total amount for both physician (interpretation) and technical (imaging) fees. Sometimes the test will be billed in two parts but they should add up to the listed price. Physician interpretation and technical imaging combined fee.
Pricing Agreement: Printable Detailed Pricing Agreement
Cost Savings Tips and Financial Considerations

Prices for MRI and CT scans vary a lot depending on where you have them performed.

Some imaging centers charge three to five times more than other centers. This is true for both patients using insurance networks and those paying cash.

Always ask about the price before you receive the service. If the price doesn’t seem fair, you should call other imaging centers to check their pricing or ask your ordering physician about other imaging centers that might have more reasonable prices.

Fair Price Information

What does the Fair Price mean?

This is Healthcare Bluebook's recommended price for health care services. The Bluebook price is based on the typical fee that providers in your area accept as payment from insurance companies. This is the price you should have to pay, even if your provider charges more. You can use this price to negotiate with your provider or shop for an in-network provider that charges a Fair Price.

How do I find a Fair Price?

If you have health insurance, you should ask the in-network providers listed in your provider directory what the in-network rate is for this service. Different in-network providers often charge different prices. Call several providers to find one that is willing to accept a Fair Price.

If you do not have health insurance coverage, then you should call providers and ask if they offer discounts for self-pay patients and what their price is for the service.

See the How to Negotiate Healthcare Prices with Doctors and Hospitals section for additional information.

See the Healthcare Quality Resources section to make sure that you find high quality providers.