Health care costs enough without paying for it twice.
Help us reduce unnecessary radiology charges.
Waste and inefficiencies make up about 30 percent of health care costs in the U.S. each year.1 We’re on a mission to find ways to save our customers money. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is collaborating with others on a host of new initiatives to improve quality and rein in medical costs – including offering an online treatment cost estimator and working with physicians and hospitals on new payment models that reward quality outcomes.
But there’s still more to do.
For instance, some hospitals, imaging centers and radiology providers are contributing to the problem in the way patients are billed for CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds. When more than one image is taken, BCBSNC customers are often charged multiple times for services and items they receive only once – like checking in, pulling the chart and wearing a gown. Last year, it took place more than 25,000 times and cost BCBSNC customers and taxpayers $16 million.2 We’re working to stop this wasteful spending, and you can help. Learn More.
2 BCBSNC Internal Statistics, May 2012