Unethical business pracice..
My wife and I are outraged by the billing practice of this imaging center. We have insurance with Cigna and a few months back I had an MRI done of the head with contrast. When we received the bill, our mouths dropped. WITH INSURANCE, the patient bill was 995.00!! So I called up and asked what the amount would be if I came in off the street without insurance for the same procedure. The price stated was 698, about 300 less. Does it make sense to pay more WITH insurance, which has substantial premiums, than to pay walking in off the street??? This all leads my wife and me to believe that the referring physician of Lake Mary Family Physicians, got a hefty kick back for the referral. If true, we believe this to be unethically taking advantage of an unwary public. My recommendation to all that have a referral from their doctor is to have a quote done immediately for a walk in price as well as with insurance.