Understanding the cost of an imaging exam involves more than just knowing the price. The final cost of an exam for each individual will be different because of variables such as level of coverage, personal and family deductibles, coinsurance, and your insurance company's contract with the imaging facility. Take a look at this chart to navigate these variables and find out how much your exam will likely cost.
Radia Tax ID Numbers
Radia Inc., P.S.: 91-1853574
Evergreen Radia Imaging Center: 20-0143152
Seattle Radiology (Radia Imaging Center Holdings): 83-1851140
South Sound Radiology: 91-0890139
Swedish Radia Imaging Center: 20-3355320
What if I Do Not Have Insurance?
For patients who do not currently have insurance, the four Radia outpatient facilities: Evergreen Radia, Swedish Radia Imaging Center at Edmonds, South Sound Radiology, Seattle Radiology, offer a significant discount for patients paying at the time of service. Radia can also work with you on a payment plan.
Understanding the Impact of Insurance Variables
Three friends each received an estimate from Radia for $500 for an abdominal ultrasound, but all ended up paying very different out-of-pocket amounts. Why the difference? Take a look at this chart for a case analysis that takes into account each individual's insurance plan.
What if I Had My Exam at a Partner Hospital or Clinic?
If you had your exam at a hospital or clinic rather than a Radia outpatient center, the cost of your exam is divided between Radia Professional Services and the facility where your exam was performed. For this reason, you may receive two bills in the mail. One for the actual exam (from the hospital or clinic partner), and one for the radiologist's interpretation of the image generated by your exam (from Radia, Inc. P.S.) Click on the link below to see a sample of a bill from Radia.
Example of a Radia Bill
Balance Billing Protection Act
The “allowed amount” is the total amount Radia is expected to receive for a given procedure. These amounts are negotiated between Radia and your insurance company.
Some insurance companies or plans require prior authorization before a patient is able to have an imaging exam. This means that the insurance company may require chart notes from your doctor to ensure that the exam being ordered is necessary. In most cases, representatives from the facility where your exam will be performed will work with your referring doctor to get the insurance company the information it needs to make its determination.
If your insurance company requires authorization, but decides not to grant it for your exam (denies coverage), the insurance company will typically not pay for the cost of the exam, even if your deductible has been met. We encourage all patients to find out from their insurance company whether the exam they need is covered, and whether an authorization is required ahead of time.
A tax ID number is the identifying number given to an organization (or in some cases, a person) for tax purposes. Regarding insurance, it is the number used to identify an organization as a unique billing entity. Radia as a whole has five unique billing identities - Our four imaging centers: Evergreen Radia Imaging Center, Swedish Radia Imaging Center at Edmonds, South Sound Radiology, Seattle Radiology and our group of radiologists, Radia Inc., PS.