QualityPath for Tests
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Available July 1, 2018: Colonoscopies
QualityPath helps you decide where to go for high-quality MRI and CT tests so you save money. QualityPath is available for most outpatient MRIs and CTs (also known as CAT Scans).
Using a QualityPath hospital or clinic gives you peace of mind that the test will be done right, the first time. Just as important, our quality measures help make sure the test is necessary in the first place.
That means you save money and reduce the risk of unnecessary radiation exposure. Every exposure to radiation increases your risk of cancer.
Did you know?
The radiation from a single CT scan is equal to 200 X-rays, according to Consumer Reports. The more radiation you are exposed to over time, the more your lifetime risk of cancer increases. Learn more about CT and MRI quality considerations.
Both CTs and MRIs are covered at 100 percent for patients enrolled in a traditional health plan. If a repeat scan is required due to poor quality, the 30-day warranty covers the cost of the second scan at 100 percent if performed by the same QualityPathprovider.
The amount you pay may be different if you are in a plan with a HSA, but you’ll still get savings from QualityPath pricing.
Tell us when you plan to use QualityPath for tests
Go to http://www.the-alliance.org/qualitypath/tell-us to notify The Alliance when scheduling QualityPath CTs and MRIs. This helps you get the full benefits of QualityPath.
If you forget or if you don’t use the Internet, you’ll still get QualityPath’s lower price. You may, however, miss other benefits.
CT & MRI Checklist
Has your doctor told you that you need a CT or an MRI? Follow this checklist to make sure you get the most out of your QualityPath benefits program.
Read the benefit plan information for details about how services are covered. Contact your human resources representative to learn about any special features linked to your employer.
If you have questions about QualityPath for CTs or MRIs, call us at 800.223.4139.