Patient Education


What is a Radiologist?

Radiologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Ultrasound.

Radiologists graduate from accredited medical schools, pass a licensing examination, and then go on to complete a residency of at least four years of unique post-graduate medical education in, among other topics:

  • Radiation safety and protection
  • Radiation effects on the human body
  • Appropriate performance and interpretation of quality radiological and medical imaging examinations

These physicians often complete a fellowship — one to two additional years of specialized training in a particular subspecialty of radiology, such as breast imaging, cardiovascular radiology or nuclear medicine.

What is Board Certification and why is it important?

Radiologists are usually board certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology; an indication of a high level of training, and demonstrated excellence in the field.

You will find more frequently asked questions about radiologists and medical imaging services on the following patient education links:

www.myradiologist.com

www.acr.org

www.radiologyinfo.org

 

Insurance Plans, Precertification, and Billing


Insurance Plans and Precertification for Imaging Procedures

Our radiologists practice at several facilities and are providers for most major healthcare plans. Please call the medical facility you will be visiting for your medical imaging in advance of your procedure to determine which insurance plans they accept.

It is very important to obtain precertification from your health plan for MRIs and CTs to avoid denial of your claims and so that you don’t incur financial penalties. Please call the customer service telephone number on your insurance card to determine if your health plan requires precertification for certain imaging procedures.

Radiology Billing

When a medical imaging study is performed (e.g. an x-ray, MRI or CT) the patient will receive two separate bills. One bill is from the medical facility, and the other bill is from the radiologist (Mid-Ohio Radiology).

The facility bill covers the cost of the imaging equipment used to do the study, the
medical technician who performed the study, and other facility overhead costs.
The Mid-Ohio Radiology bill covers the cost of the radiologist who read the study.
The radiologist is not employed or paid by the medical facility, so that is why a separate
bill is incurred.

If you have any questions regarding the professional bill you received from
Mid-Ohio Radiology, you may call our billing office at (614) 791-1300, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

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Powell, Ohio 43065

Phone 614.791.1300
Fax 614.791.1302