NC Blues fights paying identical radiology fees

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is pushing back against a common practice among providers to charge identical fees for each image taken during radiology tests, such as MRIs and ultrasounds, regardless if the image setup is only performed once.

"We believe billing multiple times for services and items received only once is unreasonable and unfair to our customers," BCBSNC spokesman Lew Borman told FierceMedicalImaging's sister publication, FierceHealthPayer, in an exclusive interview.



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