If you have been recommended to get an MRI by your doctor, you may be wondering “How much will getting an MRI cost me?” or “How much will an open MRI cost?” Many medical procedures have a high cost and MRI’s are in that category.
The price range of an MRI scan varies widely between $400 and $3,500. It comes down to what body part the procedure will be done and where you choose to have the MRI scan.
An MRI scan of the brain will cost much more compared to that of an ankle. If you need any dyes or contrasts during the scan this can increase the price. The overall MRI cost depends on these two main fees: the professional fee and technical fee. The technical fee is how much the procedure will cost. The professional fee is how much it costs to have the results read.
Now, you may be wondering if your insurance may cover the cost of an MRI. Many insurance companies will refund the cost of almost all the MRI procedures. Some health insurance companies need an authorization before you complete the test.
Be sure to call your insurance agent, if you have insurance, and ask them about the coverage before you get an MRI scan. You should call them and ask them even If you do not need preauthorization. It’s better to be on the safe side. If you need to be pre- certified and cannot pass the approval, your claims with the insurance may be opposed and you will have to pay the entire bill.